April 5, 2005
|HIKERS - Ray Cowan, Jack Jacobi, Steve Jordan, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Dan Ross, Doug Russell, Kurt Volker, Sharon Volker, David Whitaker .
TRAIL INFO. - Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail starting at Warwoman Dell and hiking northward on the trail to the intersection with the Pinnacle Mtn. Trail and taking this trail up to Pinnacle Knob.
Beautiful hike with nice waterfalls and streams along with a great selection of wildflowers and fantastic mountain top views from Pinnacle Knob.
Total round trip hiking distance - 8.1 mi.
Difficulty rating : Moderately strenuous with elevation gain of 1,300+ ft. on the way out.
Directions: Take Highway 884 East from Clayton, GA (Warwoman Road) and drive to Warwoman Dell Park. Park here and take the Bartram Trail northward.
Another great day for a hike! Fair, mild with temperatures ranging from the low 50's to the upper 70's.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Rue Anemone, Yellow Root, Birdfoot Violet, Round-leafed Yellow Violet, Halberd-leafed Violet, Purple Violet, Trailing Arbutus, Robin's Plaintain, Star Chickweed, Huckleberry, Bloodroot, and Cinquefoil.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: American Crow, Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-eyed Vireo, Black and White Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Tufted Titmouse.
Bartram Trail sign at Warwoman Dell.
About a quarter mile into the hike,
we pass beautiful Becky Branch Falls.
Typical trail view on the well-maintained Bartram Trail.
This hike features lots of nice mountain stream views.
Some of the wildflowers of the day.
(l-r top)Rue Anemone, Green and Gold
(l-r bottom)Round-leaved Yellow Violet, and Purple Violet.
Our group at Martin Creek Falls.
Awesome Martin Creek Falls!
A view from Pinnacle Knob!
Pinnacle Knob is one of the best places for a lunch break!
Pinnacle Knob Panorama!
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r front) Kurt Volker, Sharon Volker, Donna Presley, and Dick Metzgar. (l-r back) Doug Russell, David Whitaker, Jack Jacobi, Ray Cowan, Bob Presley, Dan Ross, Bob Magee, Tony Presley, and Steve Jordan.