November 11, 2003
|HIKERS - John Bellamy, Terry Doyle, Jack Jacobi, Steve Jordan, Wayne Miller, Travis Moon, Bob Presley, Tony Presley, Rick Porter-Whitmire, Dan Ross, Gerald Shedd, Jack Slaton, Bob Thompson, and David Whitaker.|
TRAIL INFO. - Our hike today began at the Warwoman Dell picnic area parking lot East of Clayton, GA on Warwoman Road. We hiked the Bartram Trail northward past Becky Branch Falls and Martin Creek Falls for about an 8 mile round-trip.
Another beautiful hiking day! Mostly sunny 45-68 degrees F. This section of the Bartram Trail features great woodland hiking with several creeks and a couple of very nice waterfalls.
Flora - Wildflowers are about gone for the season but we did see Heart leafed asters, Phlox, and Purple Violets in bloom.
Fauna - American Crow, Junco, Winter Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, and Black Vulture.
The Bartram Trail sign near Warwoman Dell.
The trail features lots of nice Hemlock, White Pine, Chestnut Oak, Hickory, Fraser Magnolia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, etc.
About a half-mile into the hike - Becky Branch Falls.
Now that the leaves have fallen, there are more mountain views.
Our group today included 14 hikers!
Beautiful Martin Creek Falls!
The OFHC gang for today! (l-r)Tony Presley, Steve Jordan, Terry Doyle, David Whitaker, John Bellamy, Wayne Miller, Dan Ross, Gerald Shedd, Jack Slaton, Bob Thompson, Travis Moon, Jack Jacobi, Rick Porter-Whitmire, and Bob Presley.