Bartram Trail - Warwoman Dell - Rainey Mountain - June 24, 2008

This week, we hiked on the Bartram Trail from Warwoman Dell (east of Clayton, GA) to Rainy Mountain and beyond to an unnamed mountain. Some also did the side trail out to Big Rock which overlooks Camp Rainey Mountain and Lake Toccoa. Hiking distance approximately 7 miles round trip.

HIKERS - Phil Achey, John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Russell Burken, Greta Driggers, Steve Gales, Bill Hunt, Jack Jacobi, Linda Johnson, Bob Magee, Leigh Ann Miller, Wayne Miller, Rick Porter, Vic Robson, Dan Ross, Lynne Saporito, Faye Sisson, Bob Thompson, David Whitaker, Geri Whitaker, Carole Wintle.

TRAIL INFO. - This portion of the Bartram is very well-maintained and is a very pleasant hike in the N. GA mountains. Total elevation gain for our hike today was 300 feet. The trail features a great hardwood forest with nice stands of rhododendron and mountain laurel. Nice mountain views especially at Big Rock.

Directions: 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 drive to the end of the dirt road and park. Take the trail to the left up the mountain following the yellow blazes.

Another great day for a hike!  Mostly fair and mild! Temperatures ranged from 68 to 82 F.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Black Cohosh, Mountain Hydrangea, Galax, Tall Bluet, Rosebay Rhododendrun, Pipsissawa, Whorled Coreopsis, Wild Quinine, Spiderwort and Phlox.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Hooded Warbler, Red Eyed Vireo, Nuthatch, Ovenbird, Summer Tananger, Pileated Woodpecker, Wood Thrush, Titmouse, Crow, Black Throated Green Warbler

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Our parking spot at Warwoman Dell.
Historic Railroad sign near the start.
Headed toward Rainey Mountain.
Rock trail marker at Green Gap.
Rosebay Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) .
Another great day for a hike on the Bartram Trail!
Trail junction for Big Rock.
I wonder if these are edible?
Bartram Trail marker.
Stone marker near Warwoman Dell.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r front) Russell Burken, David Whitaker, Bill Hunt, Geri Whitaker, Vic Robson, Carole Wintle. (l-r standing) Bob Thompson, Greta Driggers, Dan Ross, Lynne Saporito, John Bellamy, Wayne Miller, Phil Achey, June Bellamy, Jack Jacobi, Linda Johnson, Leigh Anne Miller, Steven Gales, Rick Porter, Faye Sisson and Bob Magee.

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