December 27, 2012
|Today, we hiked on the Bartram Trail in Rabun County, GA from Bob Gap to Dicks Creek Falls and back. Round trip distance - 8.2 miles.|
HIKERS: Phil Brownrigg, Dave Hinson, Dick Metzgar, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Don Preece, Vic Robson and Dan Ross.
TRAIL INFO. - This portion of the Bartram Trail is very nice with mountain views in winter, great views of the Chattooga River and Dicks Creek Falls, beautiful mixed forest, all on a very well marked and maintained trail. The terrain is rolling and we consider it to be moderately difficult. There were a couple of significant blow-downs to climb under or over today.
Directions: Take Warwoman Road 5.9 miles from Clayton and turn right on Sandy Ford Road. Cross the bridge turn left toward Dicks Creek then shortly turn right on Poole Creek Rd then 0.9 miles to Bob Gap.
Another great day for a hike! Partly cloudy with temperatures ranging from 38-48 degrees F.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Grass-leafed Aster
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Towhee, Nuthatch, Chicadee, Tufted Titmouse, Pileated Woodpecker.
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Starting out at Pool Creek Road , Bob Gap.
Engraved boulder at the start.
We encounterd some significant tree falls on the trail.
A cool morning on a beautiful day!
Another great day for a hike on the Bartram Trail!
The trail sign at Sandy Ford Road.
This tree decided to eat the trail sign!
The side trail leading to Dicks Creek Falls.
The view from the top of the falls.
Beautiful Dicks Creek Falls!
After recent rains, the "Wild and Scenic Chattooga River" lived up to its name.
Lunchtime on the river bank!
One of the best views on the Chattooga!
The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r)Phil Brownrigg, Dan Ross, Dave Hinson, Don Preece, Jeanne O'Connor, Bruce O'Connor, Vic Robson and Dick Metzgar.
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|The Bartram Trail - Bob Gap to Dicks Creek Falls GA 12-27-12|
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