BMTA ACTIVITY CALENDAR
BMTA normally schedules four or five hikes per month, some “leisure” hikes that are shorter and easier and some 5 to 8 miles and of moderate difficulty. In addition, we have occasional backpacking hikes and more difficult ones that might be called “hardy hikes.” Occasionally we co-sponsor hikes with other organizations. Some, but not all, of our hikes are “dog friendly.” Although more hikes are in Georgia than the other states, you will find hikes in all three BMT states: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Fires Creek Trails near Hayesville, NC
Moderate/strenuous 7 miles. Phillips Ridge to Rim and return via Phillips Ridge. Beautiful Laurel Creek and along the Rim Trail are Rhododendron and spring wildflowers, such as Trillium, Lady Slipper and Solomon’s Seal. Grouse, warblers, deer, bear, Russian boar and hawks roam the area. It’s a beautiful wilderness not frequently visited. Hike Leader Steve Dennison. For more information contact hikeleaderSD@bmtamail.org.