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Trail-Maintenance Hike on the Bartram Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Warwoman Dell, east of Clayton, GA   Hike: Trail-Maintenance Hike on the Bartram Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 15 2017  8:30 am >> Sun, Oct 15 2017 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Oct 9 2017 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 14 2017 6:00 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ann Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


As most of you know, Irma shook up the woods quite badly knocking down both huge quantities of small litter and big old trees. The Bartram could use some help in cleaning up and apparently this particular stretch is a real mess. That sounds like fun! We will clear off from the trail whatever we can with our strong arms, our small saws, and clippers. Afterwards I will report to the trail overseer the number of big blowdowns that need crews with chainsaws.

We will start out at Warwoman Dell parking area and head south along the Bartram Trail. We will tackle whatever we come across moving forward to the turn-around point (as measured by time), from where we will hike briskly back along the mostly cleared trail. We don't know exactly how many miles we will end up covering, but your body will get a workout all the same as you will be using unaccustomed muscles. Somewhere along the way, we will stop to have lunch. 

This is a working hike, please wear your cruddy hiking clothes, long pants and a long sleeve.  You may want to bring a change of clothes.  There is a toilet at the trail head (pit).  

We will stop in Clayton for a celebration, but this is entirely optional as we know it is a Sunday and you may want to head home.

Please bring gloves, small saws, and clippers.  No power tools.  Don't bring anything too heavy to carry the distance.

Ann will be co-ordinating the carpool and Dorothea will be joining the group at the Clayton Ingles. Anyone else "meeting at event" should be at the Ingles by 9:45.

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

To Clayton: From the Indian Trail park & ride, take I-85 North. After 11 miles bear left to take I-985 North. This road will change to GA 365, US 441, and US 23. Stay on it for 75 miles, then stop at the Ingles in Clayton, where we will consolidate the hike continue on to Warwoman Dell via Warwoman Rd.

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