January 8, 2008
|Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail from Warwoman Dell to Big Rock (via the side trail) and we also took the side trail up to the summit of Rainey Mountain. Total hike approx. 7.5 mi.
HIKERS - John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Karen Brown, Phil Brownrigg, Chuck Crisp, Terry Doyle, Dan Euliss, Pam Euliss, Bill Hunt, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Leigh Ann Miller, Wanda Miller, Wayne Miller, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Joe Raguckas, Vic Robson, Doug Russell, Pom Sinnock , Dave Standard, Bob Thompson, David Whitaker, Geri Whitaker, Carole Wintle.
TRAIL INFO. - The Bartram trail in very good shape with some moderate hills in this area. The side trail down to Big Rock is steep and can be slippery but a large rope is there to make the walk down and back up safer.
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 last parking area (end of road). Follow the yellow trail markers .
Another great day for a hike! Mostly cloudy and mild. Temperatures ranged from the high 50s to mid 60s F.
Hiking distance - approx. 7.5 miles
Difficulty - Moderate with rolling hills.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: none
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Crow, Carolina Chickadee
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Our parking area at Warwoman Dell.
It was a bit foggy early in the hike.
1.3 miles out we come to Green Gap.
At 1.6 miles we come to the side trail down to Big Rock.
Joe thinks he found Big Rock..... .
Working our way down the steep slope to Big Rock.
From Big Rock, we look down to Camp Rainey Mountain (Northeast Georgia Boy Scout Council).
Zoomed in photo for a closer look at the camp headquarters.
25 hikers today! Must have been the holiday calorie guilt!
Another great day for a hike!
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (front l-r) Jean O'Connor, Carole Wintle, Dick Metzgar, Karen Brown, Wanda Miller, Geri Whitaker, David Whitaker, Nugget the trail dog.(back l-r) Terry Doyle, Dan Euliss, Pom Sinnock, Bill Hunt, Pam Euliss, June Bellamy, John Bellamy, Leigh Ann Miller, Wayne Miller, Chuck Crisp, Dave Standard, Bruce O'Connor, Joe Raguckas, Vic Robson, Jack Jacobi, Bob Thompson, Doug Russell, Phil Brownrigg.