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Listed below are the scheduled activities of the BMTA for 2015.  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

All Are Welcome

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.


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Recurring Monthly Events

  • 2nd Saturday - Georgia Work Trips - coordinated by Barry Allen
  • 4th Saturday - Tennessee/North Carolina Work Trips - coordinated by Tracy Sheffield (Rick Harris backup)
  • At least one Fun Public Hike each month, usually during the third week of the month - coordinated by Ralph Heller

Note: Some of these activities are considerable driving distances. Please contribute gas money to your driver when you carpool. Thank You!

Planned Activities for 2015
MonthDateLocation & Details
December  December 4 Hike: Blood Mountain, 2.4 moderately strenuous miles from the Barton-Reese Trail to the AT and up to top of the highest mountain on the GA section of the Appalachian Trail. This hike is 4.8 miles up and back. Magnificent views.
To register, contact hike leader Mikepilvinsky AT
  December 12 GA Work Trip: Fall Branch Falls reroute
Where: Fall Branch Falls, Stanly Creek Road parking area
When: Saturday, December 12, 2015, 9:00 AM
Meet: Big Mommas (across from the Pink Pig), Cherry Log – 8:15 AM for breakfast or 8:45 AM for ride Fall Branch Falls. Or meet us at 9:00 at Fall Branch Falls
Plan for the Day: Something for everyone: We have cribbing to complete and gravel to make. We have rhododendrons and ground cover to plant on the slope at the first switchback. We have the first of at least two benches to haul in and assemble on a selected site. And we have approximately 60 yards of trail left to dig before hitting the existing trail at Fall Branch. Please join us for the LAST TRIP OF THE YEAR! We won’t get nearly everything complete, but we’ll have a good time and share some Christmas Cheer.
What to bring: minimum 2 liters of water, long pants, boots, gloves and snack or lunch for the day.
Contact: Barry Allen at bmtabarry AT or 770-294-7384
January  January 16 Volunteer Training: 
Details to be announced.
February (2016)  February 24 Len Foote Hike Inn:  Overnight hike trip
Hurry! Make your reservations now.Join us at the Len Foote Hike Inn on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. We have reserved all 20 rooms for BMTA members at a special half price rate. For $85.00 you get a room for two, two dinners, and two breakfasts. Make your reservations by calling 1-800-581-8032. Identify yourself as a member of BMTA to receive the special rate.

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