Bartram Trail - Warwoman Dell to Pinnacle Knob - July 15, 2008

This week was election day and lots of our regulars were working at the polls and did not hike. However, the hike took place with a nice group of 11 hikers. The hike was on the Bartram Trail from Warwoman Dell to Pinnacle Knob. This hike is mostly on the Bartram Trail but the final climb to Pinnacle Knob is on a side trail. Hiking distance is almost 8 mi.

HIKERS - Phil Achey, Chuck Crisp, Greta Driggers, Alan Herrin, John King, Peter Muir, Vic Robson, Pom Sinnock, Bob Thompson, Ron Tudor, Lynne Saporito.

TRAIL INFO. - Excellent trail with nice waterfalls and great mountain views from Pinnacle Knob. Lots of elevation change makes it a moderately strenuous hike, especially in July.

Directions: Take Highway 884 East (Warwoman Road) from Clayton, GA for 5 miles or so 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!  Partly cloudy and hot! Temperatures ranged from the mid 70's to mid 80's F.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Flowers identified: Flowering spurge, Goldenrod, Phlox, Galax, Rattlesnake plantain, Rosebay rhododendron, Sourwood, New Jersy Tea, and Butterfly pea.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Red eyed vireo, Crow, Junco, Pileated woodpecker, Wood thrush, Carolina wren

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Today's hike started at Warwoman Dell in Rabun County, GA.
Crossing the bridge at Becky Branch.
Becky Branch Falls
The veiwing platform at Martin Creek Falls.
Cooling off at Martin Creek Falls.
Arriving at Pinnacle Knob, we find about 30 girl hikers from Camp Pinnacle. .
Looking down over Clayton, GA from Pinnacle Knob.
Here, you can see Camp Pinnacle and the lake.
Lunchbreak at Pinnacle Knob
Vic cools off at Martin Creek Falls.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r front) Chuck Crisp, Vic Robson and Pom Sinnock. (l-r back) John King, Phil Achey, Lynne Saporito, Gretta Driggers, Bob Thompson and Peter Muir.

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