Bartram Trail Hike, 06-02-2020

On Monday June 1, 2020, Brian Bieder and I went on a 10-mile hike on the Bartram Trail in northeast Georgia.

This would be the last hike I would do for a while as I was having major surgery on my left heel and Achilles Tendon on Wednesday, June 3.

We left one vehicle at the end of the hike (Sandy Ford Road), drove around to GA 28 at the Georgia/South Carolina state line, and started our hike.

Here are some photo highlights from the hike:

We were blessed with good weather.
We saw many Mountain Laurel bushes in full bloom. Note the beautiful details inside each bloom.
The trail often is within sight of the scenic Chattooga River, which flows along the Georgia – South Carolina state border. This is at a location known as Earls Ford. In 2006, I hiked this same section and saw two horseback riders go across the river at this point.
From the September, 23, 2006 hike on this section, at Earl’s Ford
More river scenes

Near the end of the section, a side trail leads a short distance to where Dick’s Creek Falls flows down to the Chattooga River. Here are some views from the top of the falls.

The short, steep trail to the bottom of the falls at the river was blocked by large tree blowdowns. Here’s a picture from my 2006 hike:

When I did the 2006 hike, it was late-September and the river and feeder streams were down. Hence, the low amount of water over the falls. It would have been a nice scene for this most recent hike had we been able to get to this location.

It was a great day of fellowship with Brian, enjoying the scenery of God’s beautiful Creation!

Here’s a link to a web site for the Georgia section of the Bartram Trail: http://www.gabartramtrail.org/

God Bless!!

6 thoughts on “Bartram Trail Hike, 06-02-2020

  1. Liked the pictures. Hope you are feeling better this morning.

    On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 8:52 PM Living in the Creation wrote:

    > Ken Brenner posted: ” On Monday June 1, 2020, Brian Bieder and I went on a > 10-mile hike on the Bartram Trail in northeast Georgia. This would be the > last hike I would do for a while as I was having major surgery on my left > heel and Achilles Tendon on Wednesday, June 3. ” >

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  2. Thanks Ken. Mountain Laurel is the state flower of Pennsylvania.  Hopefully you’ll see some with flowers in 2021.- Dave

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    1. Thanks for viewing Jim.
      Was disappointed I couldn’t get down to the bottom of the fall as I did in 2006.
      But, the trail (very steep) was blocked by several large tree blow downs, and I didn’t want to take a chance on getting hurt two days before my surgery.
      God Bless!

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