Hike 2: Bartram Challenge! 03.28.2020

CANCELLED
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Leader(s): Brent Martin (GA/NC Bartram Trail Society) and Melanie Vickers (Georgia Forestwatch)
Location: Bartram Trail – Sandy Ford to Warwoman Dell
Outing Description:The second hike in the Bartram Series Challenge will begin at Sandy Ford Road and finish at Warwoman Dell. We’ll be walking along ridge tops for a portion of this trail with winter views of distant mountains. The hike is 9.3 miles with an optional 1/4 mile side hike to Big Rock overlook.  
2020 Bartram Challenge: Georgia ForestWatch is partnering with the GA/NC Bartram Trail Society to hike the entire length of the Bartram Trail in Georgia in a series of four hikes. The Bartram Trail travels 36.5 miles in Georgia, from the Georgia-South Carolina line to the North Carolina line where it continues on for another 78 miles. Much of the trail passes through some of our Georgia Mountain Treasures. We’ll break the hike up into four sections (each one averaging around 9 miles). Join us for one or all of the hikes. Along the way you’ll see some gorgeous scenery (the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, waterfalls, mountain vistas, flora and fauna) as well as learn all about the great naturalist William Bartram and his travels through our beautiful North Georgia mountains in the late 18th century.

Meeting Place Directions:Warwoman Dell Recreation AreaFrom 441N turn right on Warwoman Road. Travel 2.8 miles to Warwoman Dell Recreation Area on right. Park at end near pavilion. From there we will carpool to Sandy Ford Road trailhead (approximately 9 miles) to begin our hike.

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Distance and Difficulty: 9.3 miles with optional 1/4 mile side hike to Big Rock Overlook. This hike is Strenuous (due to distance and elevation change).

What to Bring and Wear: Plenty of water, appropriate outerwear for forecast, snacks, lunch.

Cancellation: If hike is cancelled due to weather, we will notify you via email by 6:00 pm on the evening before hike. 
 
Pet Policy: No pets this time please
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