Hike Leaders: Dr. JP Schmidt
Hike Location: Burgess Mountain, Oconee National Forest
Outing Description: Short hike to the top of a low, isolated Piedmont rise affording plenty of time for botanizing and natural history. For those interested, JP will lead an exploration of the nearby floodplain.
Hike Date: Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Meeting Time, Place and Directions:
We will meet at 10:30am. From the intersection of US441/129 and SR 16 on the west side of Eatonton, take US 441/129 north 1.1 miles to Godfrey Road, and turn left. Take Godfrey Road west 3.5 miles to FR 1120. (Warning: the intersection with the forest road is not well-signed, so you should use your trip odometer.) Turn left on FR 1120. Follow passable gravel FR 1120 1.4 miles to the small, signed trailhead parking area on the left. For a Google map of the meetup location, click
Distance and Difficulty
One mile hike along road, then 1/2 mile or less to the top of Burgess Mountain. Moderate grade and several hundred foot climb on established trail.
Duration of Hike: Two hours, but some may want to hike in the floodplain adjacent to Burgess Mountain for
about another hour.
Participant Limit: 25
What to Bring and Wear: Lunch, plenty of water, rain gear, sturdy footwear. If allergic to bees/wasps, remember to bring your meds/epi-pen.
Cancellation: Participants will be notified if cancellation is required due to forecast of severe weather, etc.
Pet Policy: Pets welcome
Family Safe Policy: Georgia ForestWatch outings are a smoke, alcohol and drug-free setting.
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Our outings are free of charge and open to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis, up to the limit.
BUT DON'T FORGET
, Georgia ForestWatch members are given early-bird priority.
*Non-members, please register on or after November 4th.*
To learn how you can become a member of Georgia ForestWatch,
To Reserve Your Spot: Register
or call 706-867-0051 with the following information.
- Name of person(s)
- Your email address
- Your phone number (preferably cell if you will be carrying it on the outing day)
For more information on the hike OR if you need directions the day of the hike, contact JP Schmidt by
or call the phone number provided in your confirmation email.
Upcoming Outings & Events - Mark Your Calendars
Saturday, December 9th - Smithgall Woods State Park Hike -
with Jess Riddle and Tom Hennigan
Monday, January 1, 2018 - Rabun Bald Climb and Stekoa Creek Park Potluck -
with Sue Harmon and Brenda Smith
Wednesday-Thursday February 7-8, 2018 - Evening presentation and old growth Hike, Len Foote Hike Inn -
with Forest Ecologist Jess Riddle. Participants will receive 50% off their reservation at the Inn by using discount code GFW. Call 1-800-581-8032 for more information.