January 6th, 2020 On Monday, Wayne, Pam and I, drove towards Franklin NC and to the trailhead for the Bartram Trail at Hickory Knoll Road. Our intentions were to hike along this section of the Bartram Trail for as long as our time would permit, then turn around and head back to our vehicle. As… Read More Just Your Average Pleasant Day Hike – Bartram Trail and Buckeye Creek Loop
June 19th, 2017 On Monday, one of my hiking companions, Pam and I, headed to Sky Valley in Georgia with the intentions of doing a day-hike along a part of the Bartram Trail. Sky Valley is a small mountain town (population 250), located about 11 miles north of Clayton, Georgia and is situated in a… Read More Finishing The Bartram Trail – Well, Almost!
April 15, 2016 Last summer I had been section hiking the Bartram Trail with friends. On the morning that we were going to hike the section from Wilson Gap, up and over Rabun Bald, then down to Hale Ridge Road, I got very car sick. The drive had been on winding mountain roads (at times… Read More Hiking On The Bartram Trail To Rabun Bald
This post is a compilation of images from three recent day hikes as Wayne, Tally, Pam, and I continued our section hike of the Bartram Trail in Georgia and North Carolina. The images and narrative pick up at Hickory Knut Gap (where my last blog post left off) and end at the Wayah Bald fire… Read More Hiking The Bartram Trail – Hickory Knut Gap To Wayah Bald
July 15th, 2015 On Wednesday, Wayne, Tally, Pam, and I headed out to continue our section hike of the Bartram Trail. Having finished the Georgia segment (Actually, I still need to do an 8.6 mile section in Georgia), it was time to begin the North Carolina portion of the trail. This is the point of… Read More Bartram Trail Section Hike – Halle Ridge Road To Hickory Knut Gap
A Late Start. On Saturday, I hiked the seven mile segment of the Bartram Trail from Russel Bridge to Earl’s Ford and then back. In all, I hiked 14.6 miles, which included an additional 6 tenths of a mile when I missed a turn in the trail and continued to hike a short ways on… Read More Hiking The Bartram Trail – Russell Bridge To Earl’s Ford And Back