April 17, 2012
|Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail in Rabun County, GA from Warwoman Dell to Pinnacle Knob and back.|
HIKERS - John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Dave Hinson, Bill Hunt, Dick Metzgar, Wanda Miller, Wayne Miller, Jeanne O'Connor, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Dan Ross, Lynne Saporito and Carole Wintle.
TRAIL INFO. - A beautiful segment of the Bartram Trail and today's hike included the steep side-trail up to Pinnacle Knob for spectacular mountain views. A great wildflower day with 43 species! The hike is mostly moderate difficulty until the climb up Pinnacle which is strenuous. Total distance is 7.5 miles
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! Fair changing to partly cloudy and mild with temperatures ranging from 60 to 75 degrees F.
Distance hiked - 7.5 miles.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: 43 species! Catesby's Trillium, Vasey's Trillium, Jack-in-Pulpit, Doghobble, Foamflower, Hooked Buttercup, Purple Violet, Stemmed Violet, Halberd-leafed Violet, Birdfoot Violet, Sweet White Violet, Rue Anemone, Wood Anemone, Heart-leaf Golden Alexander, Meadow Rue, Robin's Plantain, Rattlesnake Plantain, Frazier Magnolia, Dogwood, Wild Ginger (2 kinds), Indian Cucumber, Solomon's Seal, False Solomon's Seal, Blackberry, Buckberry Yellow Star Grass, Sweetshrub, Pinxter Flower, Yellowroot, Dwarf Iris, Fringed Dwarf Iris, Barren Strawberry, Green and Gold, Tall Bluet, Bluet, Fringe Tree Lily-of-the- valley, Pussytoes, Hawkweed, Wild Geranium, and Cinquefoil.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Robin, Cardinal, Brown Thrasher, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, American Crow, Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush and Dark-eyed Junco.
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We started at beautiful Warwoman Dell .
Another great day for a hike on the Bartram Trail!
About a quarter mile out we come to Becky Branch Falls.
Catesby's Trillium, one of 43 species of wildflowers blooming today!
One of several nice foot-bridges along the trail.
Mushrooms of the week!
Beautiful Martin Creek Falls!
About 3 miles out, we turn left onto the Pinnacle Mt. trail.
Taking a short break on this steep climb to Pinnacle Knob.
Arriving at the summit for lunch!
Spectacular mountain views!
The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r) Carole Wintle, June Bellamy, John Bellamy, Dan Ross, Phil Brownrigg, Donna Presley, Wayne Miller, Wanda Miller, Bill Hunt, Lynne Saporito & "Angus", Jeanne O'Connor, Dick Metzgar, Greta Driggers, Dave Hinson, Vic Robson, Jim Driggers and Tony Presley.
|Bartram Trail - Warwoman Dell - Pinnacle Knob 4-17-12|
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