November 13, 2007
|Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail in Rabun County, GA from Warwoman Dell to Pinnacle Knob and back.
HIKERS - Karen Brown, Phil Brownrigg, Bill Hunt, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Wanda Miller, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Dan Ross, David Whitaker, Geri Whitaker.
TRAIL INFO. - A beautiful portion of the Bartram Trail that offers two nice waterfalls, a beautiful forest of Oak, Hickory, Fraser Magnolia, White Pine, Eastern Hemlock, Sourwood, and Black Locust, among others. The trail also offers a side excursion onto the Pinnacle Knob trail up to a great rock face overlooking the mountains north of Clayton, GA.
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! Partly cloudy, and breezy with temperatures ranging from the low 50's to upper 60's.
Hiking distance - 7.8 miles Difficulty - moderate due to elevation change.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Phlox and Witch Hazel.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pileated Woodpecker, Turkey Vulture, Grouse, Crow, Raven
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Sign at Warwoman Dell.
Crossing the foot-bridge at Becky Branch.
Becky Branch Falls.
Another colorful day! .
The bridge and viewing platform at Martin Creek Falls.
Martin Creek Falls. Very reduced flow due to severe drought. (still nice!)
Arriving at Pinnacle Knob!
Looking down from Pinnacle!
Sun peaking through the clouds!
Lunchtime on Pinnacle Mountain.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r front) David Whitaker, Geri Whitaker, Wanda Miller, Bob Presley, Tony Presley. (standing l-r) Jack Jacobi, Dan Ross, Bill Hunt, Wayne Miller, Phil Brownrigg, Donna Presley, Dick Metzgar, Karen Brown, Vic Robson.