January 3, 2006
|Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail and Pinnacle Knob Trail in Rabun County, GA. We started the hike at Warwoman Dell Park off of Warwoman Road east of Clayton, GA. This hike followed the Bartram Trail northward until it intersected the Pinnacle Knob Trail where we turned left and hiked up to the top of Pinnacle Mountain and had lunch at the overlook. |
HIKERS - Melissa Anderson, John Bellamy, Joe Collins, Ray Cowan, Dick Metzgar, Wayne Miller, Bruce O'Connor, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Dan Ross, David Tate, Bob Thompson, David Whitaker, Geri Whitaker .
TRAIL INFO. - This potion of the Bartram Trail is in excellent shape and the Pinnacle Knob Trail is in good shape with a very steep climb up to the mountain peak. The view is spectacular from Pinnacle Knob. Overall, we rate the difficulty level moderate due to significant elevation change.
Directions: Trail access - Take Highway 884 East from Clayton, GA for 5 miles or so on Warwoman Road 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.
Today's hiking distance - 7.8 miles
Another great day for a hike! Cloudy to partly cloudy with temperatures ranging from 36 to the low 50's F.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Carolina Wren, Crow, Blue Jay, Pileated Woodpecker,, Chimney Swift, Hawk. Junco, Carolina Chickadee.
The parking lot at Warwoman Dell.
The picnic area near the parking lot.
Bartram Trail marker on Warwoman Rd.
Becky Branch Falls
Martin Creek Falls!
The viewing platform at Martin Creek Falls.
The OFHC headed up the steep trail to Pinnacle Knob.
View one from Pinnacle Knob!
The O.F.H.C. gang for today's hike. (Front l-r) Geri Whitaker, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Joe Collins, Melissa Anderson, Bruce O'Connor. (Back l-r) David Tate, John Bellamy, Bob Thompson, Wayne Miller, Dick Metzgar, Ray Cowan, Bob Presley, Dan Ross, David Whitaker.