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.
Naked Ground, Haoe and Hangover via the BMT and back with possible side trip to Bob Bald off the Cherohala Skyway.
Difficult 7 to 9 miles. We meet at the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center in Tellico Plains, TN, then drive to the Wolf Laurel Trailhead, about an hour drive. We will hike up the Stratton Ridge Trail 2 miles to the intersection with the BMT, then go north to Naked Ground, Haoe and the Hangover with its 360 degree views of the Smokies and the surrounding mountains in TN and NC National Forests. After eating lunch at the Hangover, we will return with a possible 2-mile side round trip to Bob Bald. Hike Leaders Brenda and Rick Harris. For more information contact hikeleaderBH@bmtamail.org.