May 13, 2014
|Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail in Rabun Co. GA from Warwoman Dell to Pinnacle Knob.|
HIKERS - Geri Barrios, Wayne Barrios, John Bellamy, Pam Euliss, Greta Driggers, David Hinson, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Don Preece and Tony Presley.
TRAIL INFORMATION - A beautiful section of the Bartram Trail featuring two nice waterfalls and a spectacular mountain vista at Pinnacle Knob. The trail is well maintained and has very significant elevation changes to give you a very good workout.
We rate the hike moderately strenuous to very strenuous if you climb the trail up to the summit of Pinnacle.
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! Sunny to partly cloudy and warm with temperatures ranging from 67 to 80 degrees F. Hiking distance - 8.5 miles.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM:
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Black-throated Green Warbler, Turkey Vulture, White-breasted Nuthatch, Robin, Carolina Chickadee, Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Tufted Titmouse, Red Eyed Vireo, Hooded Warbler, Black & White Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Ovenbird, Blue Jay, Pileated Woodpecker, Black Throated Blue Warbler, American Crow.
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Leaving the parking lot at Warwoman Dell.
Bartram Trail marker at the highway crossing on Warwoman Rd.
Early into to the hike, we come to Becky Branch Falls.
The Mountain Laurels are startiing to bloom.
Beautiful Martin Creek Falls!
We found this large Timber Rattler that had fallen into a pothole whirlpool and was struggling mightily to escape!
This is the marker for the side trail up to Pinnacle Knob.
Indian Physic / Bowman's Root
We arrive at the Summit of Pinnacle Knob.
Awesome views from Pinnacle!
Lunchtime on Pinnacle Knob!
Lots of nice wildflower sightings along the trail. Catesby's Trillium.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Tony Presley, Pam Euliss, Bob Magee, David Hinson, Greta Driggers & "Angus", Dick Metzgar, Don Preece, Geri Barrios, Wayne Barrios and John Bellamy.
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|Bartram Trail Warwoman Dell - Pinnacle Knob - 5-13-14|