July 5, 2005
|HIKERS - Phil Brownrigg, Sam Hay, Jack Jacobi, Steve Jordan, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Tony Presley, Doug Russell, Bob Thompson.
TRAIL INFO. - Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail in North Carolina . Starting at the trail crossing at Osage Overlook on Highway 106 between Dillard and Highlands, NC, we hiked up to the summit of Scaly Mountain and beyond.
Total round trip hiking distance - 6.5 miles
Trail difficulty rating: Moderate with 1000 ft. elevation gain going out.
Directions: Osge Overlook is 5.7 miles west of Highlands on NC Hwy. 106. Or from Dillard, GA turn right on GA 246 which becomes NC 106 and drive approx. 9 miles to Osage Overlook on the right.
Another great day for a hike! Partly cloudy and humid with temperatures ranging from the low to the upper 70's.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: Black-eyed Susan, Whorled loosestrife, Sweet Azalea, Flame Azalea, Tall Bluets, Rosebay Rhododendrun, Mountain Laurel, Daisy Fleabane, Mountain Hydrangea, Fire Pink, Evening Primrose, Tway-blade Orchid, Rattlesnake Weed, Cow-wheat, Saxifrage, Hawk Weed, Mountain Mint.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Birds: Red-eyed Vireo, Cerulean Warbler, Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Towhee, Veery, Cat-bird.
Osage Overlook - Starting point.
Shortly into the hike, we pass this refreshing little falls.
Trail junction sign points to Scaly Mtn.
The first view point near the top of Scaly.
We look across to Rabun Bald.
A great lunch spot on top of Scaly Mountain!
The North Carolina Mountains (toward Albert Mtn.).
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Bob Magee, Doug Russell, Phil Brownrigg, Bob Thompson, Sam Hay, Bob Presley, Jack Jacobi, Wayne Miller, Dick Metzgar, Steve Jordan, Tony Presley.