November 13, 2012
TRAIL INFO. - This portion of the Bartram Trail is in extreme northeast Rabun County GA at the SC state line. We hiked southward towards Willis Knob for 4 miles and retuned for a mostly easy 8 mile hike.
TODAY'S HIKERS: Phil Brownrigg, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Bill Hunt, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Lynne Porter-Whitmire, Rick Porter-Whitmire, Don Preece, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Vic Robson and Dan Ross. Total hiking distance today - About 8 miles mostly flat with some gently rolling hills. Difficulty rating - easy.
DIRECTIONS: FROM CLAYTON, GA TAKE WARWOMAN ROAD EASTWARD FOR 13 MILES TO HIGHWAY 28 AND BEAR RIGHT AND CONTINUE FOR 2 MILES TO THE PARKING LOT ON THE LEFT JUST BEFORE THE HWY 28 BRIDGE.
Another great day for a hike! Sunny and cool with temperatures ranging from the low 50's to the low 60's F.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: none
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Dark-eyed Junco, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, Belted Kingfisher, American Crow, and Towhee.
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Parking near the Highway 28 "Russell Bridge"..
Marker near the start.
Early into the hike we come to the footbridge over the West Fork Chattooga River.
Another great day for a hike!.
View from the bridge looking up the West Fork.
Mushrooms of the week!!
Lots of nice views of the Chattooga River!
15 hikers enjoyed this beautiful hike.
Looking across the river to this launch point for kayaks and rafts on the SC side of the river.
This hike brings you through some historic farm land. This is an old abandoned hay baler.
An old home place near the Hay Baler.
Lunchtime on the Chattooga!
Where a peanut butter and jelly sandwich tastes better than a meal at a fine restaurant!
The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r) Jeanne O'Connor, Bruce O'Connor, Don Preece, Vic Robson, Dan Ross, Bill Hunt, Dick Metzgar, Donna Presley, Gretta Driggers, Phil Brownrigg, trail dogs "Frisco and Honey", Lynne Porter-Whitmire, Jim Driggers, Rick Porter-Whitmire, Bob Magee and Tony Presley .
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|Bartram Trail Highway 28 Southward 11-13-12|
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