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.
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GA Work Trip April 10
Where: Section 4a Skeenah Gap >> Payne Gap
Where: Section 4b – Payne Gap >> Wilscot Gap, GA Hwy 60
When: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Meeting Location: Wilscot Gap Trailhead on Hwy 60
Plan for the Day: We will meet at Wilscot Gap on GA Hwy 60 which is 8 miles south of Morganton, and 4 miles north of Skeenah Creek Campground. We will have 4 crews working including:
- Crew 1: Water diversions on 4a heading southbound.
- Crew 2: Brushing on 4a heading southbound.
- Crew 3: Water diversions on 4b heading northbound.
- Crew 4: Brushing on 4b heading northbound..
- Crew 5: Chainsaw crew cutting blowdowns on 4a & 4b.
What to Wear and Bring: Minimum 2 liters of water, long pants, boots, gloves, helmets and lunch/snack.
Work on these sections are at the top of the BMTA’s action list. Working together we will make the trail a safer and more enjoyable experience. I am looking forward to working with each of you!
RSVP: Please contact Crew Leader Bob Cowdrick firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan tools and other PPE … or use the form below to RSVP online.
*Be sure to let me know if you prefer an easier, moderate or more strenuous assignment for the day.
- If you believe you are in a high risk group, please evaluate whether going on this maintenance trip is worth the potential risk.
- Individuals should consider whether carpooling is increasing his / her personal risk.
- Masks are optional, but social distancing should be maintained as much as possible.
- We will not have food at the conclusion of the work trip.
- Crews have a maximum of 10 (including the leaders).
- Multiple crews can operate at the same time, but they must be working in different locations.