January 4, 2011
|Today, we hiked on the Bartram Trail from Hale Ridge Rd. in Rabun Co., GA to the Osage Overlook in NC. approx. 7.4 mi round trip.|
HIKERS: Bill Hunt, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Carole Raguckas, Joe Raguckas, Vic Robson, Dan Ross, Lynne Saporito, Pom Sinnock and Carole Wintle.
TRAIL INFO. - This section of the Bartram Trail is a nice walk through a beautiful hardwood forest. It is a moderately strenuous hike due to the elevation changes. There are 13 foot-bridges on this part of the trail with very nice mountain views at Osage Overlook.
Directions: Take Hwy. 441 N from Clayton, GA through Dillard, GA and turn right onto GA 246 / NC 106 toward Highlands, NC. Drive about 7 miles and turn right at the old Scaly Mtn. Ski Slope at Hale Ridge Rd. Go a couple of miles and turn left onto a continuation of Hale Ridge road. Drive a mile or so and you will see the trail crossing sign on your right and on your left 25 yards down the road.
Another great day for a hike! Fair and cool. Temperatures ranged from the upper 20's to lower 50's.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: none
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: American Crow and Dark-eyed Junco.
Scroll down for photos from today!
Our starting point on Hale Ridge Rd.
Trail sign near the start.
Another great day for a hike!
Mountain views along the trail.
The Bartram Trail is well-maintained and this section has 13 foot-bridges.
It is wintertime.
The view from Osage Overlook
Lunchtime at Osage.
Looking up to Scaly Mountain from Osage Overlook.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Carole Raguckas, Bruce O'Connor, Joe Raguckas, Jeanne O'Connor, Dan Ross, Bill Hunt, Pom Sinnock, Vic Robson, Lynne Saporito, Dick Metzgar, Jack Jacobi and Carole Wintle.
|Bartram Trail - Hale Ridge Rd - Osage overlook 1-4-11|