BMTA Activities Calendar
"...leaving a footpath for generations to follow."
Listed below are the scheduled activities of the BMTA for 2013. Work trips will be held on the second Saturday of the month in Georgia and on the fourth Saturday in Tennessee/North Carolina. Recreational outings (Fun Hikes) are planned on other weekends to avoid scheduling conflicts with work trips and are set up as hike leaders become available. Videos of previous hikes can be found on YouTube at
The BMTA welcomes all who would like to participate in any scheduled activity. Members and non-members alike are encouraged to join in; no experience is necessary.
- 2nd Saturday - Georgia Work Trips - coordinated by Tom Keene
- 3rd Saturday - Fun Public Hike - coordinated by Ralph Heller
- 4th Saturday - Tennessee/North Carolina Work Trips - coordinated by Ernie Engman
|Planned Activities for 2013|
|Month||Date||Location & Details|
||Chainsaw Certification Class: The Chattooga Ranger District of the Chattahoochee/Oconee National Forest will be offering a Chainsaw Certification class. Please contact the District Office at 706-754-6221 for information on time and location and to reserve a place. Attendance is limited and classes are filled on a first come basis. |
||Georgia Trail Maintenance Work Day: Come join us one and all to escape the holiday rush. We are refreshing the tread (sidehilling, etc.) of the BMT from Licklog/Wallalah Gap up Licklog Mountain. Modest work, great company. Our friends of the BMTA who live high on the side of Wallalah mountain are letting us drive to their home to avoid a mile of uphill hiking, putting us much closer to the work site.|
SPECIAL NEEDS THIS TRIP - YOUR HELP REQUESTED:
1. A few trucks to help haul us up a steep 1/3 mile to final parking area
2. A USFS-certified chainsawyer to remove a few trees
3. Someone to re-paint the blazes, now faded, and a few new ones (if weather is warm enough)
Meet at either 8:00 a.m. at the Village Restaurant, Blue Ridge, for breakfast (8:30 if not eating then)
or at 9:10 at Skeenah Creek crossing of the BMT on GA Hwy. 60 - short drive from the latter to our final parking site.
You are not required to sign up in advance, but if you wish more info, phone George Owen at 706-374-4716, evenings preferably
Leaders: Barry Allen and George Owen
We will seek to generally inform all by general BMTA email the day before of any plan change to another location if severe inclement weather should be forecast.
|Planned Activities for 2014|
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