December 6, 2005
|Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail from Warwoman Dell to one mile beyond Courthouse Gap. The terrain is rated moderately rolling. |
HIKERS - Melissa Anderson, Ray Hopper, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Dan Ross, Bob Thompson, Geri Whitaker, David Whitaker.
TRAIL INFO. - This portion of the Bartram Trail is very nice with historical Warwoman Dell Park as the starting point. The trail rolls through the mountains passing two outstanding waterfalls and nice mountain views along the way. Even though you are in the mountains, much of the trail travels along flat ridges. We hiked from Warwoman Dell to a point one mile beyond Courthouse Gap. Total Hiking distance - 9+ miles.
Directions: Trail access - Take Highway 884 East from Clayton, GA for 5 miles or so on Warwoman Road and look for the Warwoman Dell sign on the right and turn right and park in the first parking area. Walk a short distance up the road and you will see the trail leading to the right. Follow the yellow trail markers.
Another great day for a hike! Fair with temperatures ranging from 30 to 40 F.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pileated Woodpecker, Dark-eyed Junco, American Crow and Carolina Chickadee.
Sign near our parking spot. You can see my reflection!
The trail brings you by Becky Branch Falls!
Beautiful Becky Branch Falls!
2 or 3 miles up the trail and you come to beautiful Martin Creek Falls!
We take a short break at Courthouse Gap.
Typical mountain views along the way.
Lots of nice stream views today!
Back to Warwoman, this sign describes one of the 1930's projects of the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC)
One of the old fish holding tanks.
Back at the Warwoman parking lot.
The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r) Bob Presley, Melissa Anderson, Dan Ross, Bob Thompson , Donna Presley, Ray Hopper, Geri Whitaker, Wayne Miller, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, David Whitaker and Tony Presley.