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.
Lake Conasauga – Camping Under the Stars August 9-12
August 9 - August 12
BMTA is sponsoring an overnight camping opportunity at the Lake Conasauga Campground. At 3,150 feet above sea level, the nineteen-acre Lake Conasauga is the highest lake in GA. Completed in 1940, it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
The Forest Service Campground is not “reservable” but has 31 first-come first-serve sites (no electricity or cell service). It has water available and flush toilets. $15 fee per day/site. The drive includes approximately 10 miles on dirt road from Gates Chapel Road to the campground. Directions are available on Google maps.
Several BMTAers already are planning to camp at the lakeside campground Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights (weather permitting).
Monday’s hike will be a one-mile lake shore hike. Easy.
Tuesday’s hike will be on the Grassy Mountain (Fire Tower) Trail, Songbird Loop and Lake Shore Trail
A total of about 7 miles, moderate. Amazing views are the hikers’ reward at the top of the fire tower!
Wednesday’s outing will be on the Chestnut Lead Trail or part of the Upper Conasauga Trail.
Strenuous uphill for the last half-mile.
Thursday – Depart after a relaxing nite under the stars!
Please join us as day hikers for one or all of these hikes or
join us in the campground and hike everyday.
Sign up for these hikes by August 7!
To sign up, contact Hike Leader Mike Pilvinsky, hikeleaderMP@bmtamail.org or Sign up using the form below.
RSVP Lake Conasauga August 9-12