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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Hike to the Southern side of “The Narrows”
On the Hiwassee River via the abandoned community of McFarland. Moderate 6 miles. Four miles will be along railroad tracks. Prepare to drive 6 miles on a FS road. See the extinct town of McFarland, TN established in 1895. It served as a section headquarters for maintenance on the Old Line Railroad. The town had a post office, general store and a two-story home. Many railroad workers lived there. FS personnel working the newly created Cherokee National Forest stayed in the hotel. Two large interesting concrete structures built in the 1940s to support the Appalachian Dam and powerhouse construction remain. Hike Leader Larry Jarkovsky. Coordinator Clare Sullivan. For more information contact