January 10, 2012
|This week's hike was on the Bartram Trail in Rabun Co. GA. The hike was from Courthouse Gap Rd. to Windy Gap and back. 8.1 miles round trip.
HIKERS - Phil Brownrigg, Pam Euliss, Bill Hunt, Dave Hinson, Dick Metzgar, Wanda Miller, Wayne Miller, Jeanne O'Connor, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Dan Ross and Carole Wintle.
TRAIL INFO: A beautiful wintertime hike on the Bartram Trail in Northeast Georgia. This portion of the Bartram Trail features rolling terrain through beautiful mountains with nice views all along the trail. The mountain views are continuous when this trail is hiked in the wintertime. The Bartram Trail is very well maintained with only a few tree falls that were easy to step over.
Distance hiked - 8.1 miles - difficulty is moderate due to elevation changes. Directions: Take Warwoman road out of Clayton for .8 miles, and you'll see a sign for Pinnacle Camp. Take a left turn off Warwoman Road onto Pinnacle Dr. Follow that road all the way, 1.1 miles, passing the camp, to Courthouse Gap Road. Take a right, and go .2 miles until you see a gravel road, with parking areas beneath power lines. Park there, and walk up that road about a tenth of a mile to the access trail on the left.
Another great day for a hike! Partly to mostly cloudy. Temperatures ranged from 50 to 60 degrees F.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: none
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pileated Woodpecker, Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Junco and American Crow.
Scroll down for photos from today!
Parking on Courthouse Gap Rd. under the power lines.
Walking up the road to the access trail on the left.
The start of the Courthouse Gap access trail.
Arriving at Courthouse Gap!
Headed up Hogback Mountain.
Early morning mountain views show dense fog in the valleys.
Fungus of the week!
Aluminum wildlife boundry signs in the area are chewed by critters that we guess
are squirrels but we have no proof. If anyone knows for sure, let me know!
Vic spots something hanging on a tree....
Someone left a frying pan and fork on the tree!
We reach our destination.
Lunchtime at Windy Gap.
Nice view of Pinnacle Knob.
The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r)Phil Brownrigg, Jeanne O'Connor, Pam Euliss, Bill Hunt, Carole Wintle, Dan Ross, Donna Presley, Vic Robson, Dave Hinson, Dick Metzgar, Wayne Miller, Wanda Miller and Tony Presley.
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