Outing Alert
September 10th, 2018
Four Spots Left!
Naturalist's Stroll on the Bartram Trail
Dicks Creek Falls & Lunch on the Beach
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 
Chattooga River - Photo by Melanie Vickers
Leaders: Master Birder Melanie Vickers and Master Naturalist Sue Harmon

Outing Description: We will be hiking on the Bartram Trail alongside the beautiful wild and scenic Chattooga River in Rabun County. Along the way, we will be looking and listening for fall migrating birds, interesting plants, and forest critters. We will stop at Dicks Creek Falls and then enjoy our lunch on the beach beside the river before heading back.

Hike Location: Bartram Trail--Earls Ford to Dicks Creek Falls

Meeting Time and Place: Meet at 9:00am at Ingles in Clayton, GA (Hwy 441). See a Google map here.

Distance and Difficulty: This hike is easy to moderately difficult. It may require some scrambling under or over deadfall across the trail. There is a short, steep walk/climb from the trail down to the falls viewing area and back to the main trail.

Duration: About 5 hours. We should be back to our cars at Ingles by 3:00pm at the latest.

Participant Limit: 20

What to Bring and Wear: Lunch, plenty of water, raingear, sturdy footwear. If allergic to bees/wasps, remember to bring your meds/epi-pen.Optional: binoculars (for birding), water sandals (if the weather is warm, you may want to wade/rock-hop to the bottom of the falls for better viewing).

Cancellation/Rain Date: Hikers will be notified if hike is canceled due to forecast of severe weather, etc.

Pet Policy: No pets please

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 always given priority on our hikes. To learn how you can become a member, click here.  

To Reserve Your Spot
Please register using this link (for the best chance of securing a spot) or call 706-867-0051 with the following information.
  1. Name of person(s)
  2. Your email address
  3. 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 on the day of the hike, please contact Melanie Vickers here or call the phone number provided in your confirmation message

Upcoming Outings & Events - Mark Your Calendars!  

Tuesday, September 18th - Invasive Species Issue Hike -  with Ruth Stokes

Saturday, September 18th - Invasive Species Issue Hike  - with Jess Riddle  

Saturday, October 6th - ForestWatch Annual Membership Meeting and Fall Retreat at Vogel State Park

Saturday, October 20th - Rich Slopes Near Monticello (Dog-Friendly Hike) - with JP Schmidt

Wednesday, November 7th - Appalachian Trail, Dicks Creek Gap to Powell Mountain - with Melanie Vickers


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