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Listed below are the scheduled activities of the BMTA for 2018.  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.

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 Ken Jones
  • At least two "Fun Hikes" each month - coordinated by Ken Cissna

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

Planned Activities for 2018
MonthDateLocation & Details
July  July 7 (Saturday) Hike: Flat Creek Loop.  5.6 miles, moderate. In Aska Trail System.
Contact hike leader Howard Baggett at howardeb AT
  July 9 (Monday) Hike: BMT from Watson Gap to Dyer Gap (Cohuttas).  5 miles, easy to moderate. 4 mile shuttle on dirt road.
Contact Hike Leader Tom Sewell at SewellTom AT or text to (706)669-6406.
  July 10 (Tuesday) Hike: Emery Creek (Cohuttas).  5 miles, moderate. The trail itself is fairly easy, but 26 stream crossings (a number up to your ankles and two to your knees), a bunch of downed trees that have to be traversed (over, under, and around), and a section of potentially slipper rock toward the beginning and again at the end make it more difficult than it otherwise would be. Holly and Emery Creeks, two waterfalls, and a nice shady trail make it well worth the trouble.
Contact hike leader Ken Cissna at kcissna AT or 813-310-6084.
  July 23 (Monday) Hike: Quiet, meditative hike on Boling Park/Etowah River trails in Canton.  4-6 miles, moderate.
Contact hike leader Darcy Douglas at bmtadarcy AT
  July 26 (Thursday) Hike: BMT (sections 12-13) from Reliance to Lost Creek Campground and back.  8 miles, easy. Creek crossing plus see Hiwassee River.
Contact Hike Leader Clare Sullivan at clare7982 AT
August  August 10 (Friday) Hike: BMT Highway 60 to Suspension Bridge and back.  7.4 miles, moderate. Lunch on the bank of the Toccoa River (bring your own).
Contact hike leader Ken Cissna at kcissna AT or 813-310-6084.
  August 16 (Thursday) Hike: Clemmer Trail Hike.  4.3 miles, moderate. Gradually uphill. Ocoee area.
Contact hike leader Clare Sullivan at clare7982 AT
  August 17 (Friday) Hike: Talking Rock Nature Preserve trails.  6 miles, easy and moderate.
Contact hike leader Darcy Douglas at bmtadarcy AT

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