December 13, 2011
|This week's hike was on the Bartram Trail from Warwoman Dell to a point beyond Martin Creek Falls and back. Located in Rabun County, GA.
HIKERS - Karen Brown, Phil Brownrigg, Pam Euliss, Dave Hinson, Bill Hunt, Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Vic Robson, Dan Ross, Lynne Saporito.
Trail Info: Parking at Warwoman Dell, this portion of the Bartram Trail takes you northward past Becky Branch Falls and Martin Creek Falls to a point a half mile or so before Courthouse Gap.
Total hiking distance today - 6.5 miles R.T. It is a moderately strenuous hike due to elevation changes. 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 to sunny and mild with temperatures ranging from 56 to 70 degrees F.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Witch-hazel.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Carolina Chickadee, American Crow, Pileated Woodpecker and White-breasted Nuthatch.
OTHER FAUNA: Grey Squirrel.
Scroll down for photos from today!
Starting point for today's hike.
Leaving Warwoman Dell.
Sign at Warwoman Road crossing.
Becky Branch Falls.
Fungus of the week!
Lots of water alongside the trail.
Martin Creek Falls!
Exploring the falls.
Enjoying the falls from the viewing platform.
Only one significant tree-fall across the trail.
Another great day for a hike!
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r front) Bill Hunt, Dick Metzgar and Dave Hinson. (l-r back) Jeanne O'Connor, Dan Ross, Vic Robson, Phil Brownrigg, Lynne Saporito, Pam Euliss and Karen Brown.
|Bartram Trail - Warwoman Dell - Martin Creek Falls 12-13-11|