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.
GA March 13 Work Trip
Where: Section 3a, 3b and 3c — GA 60 >> Skeenah Gap.
Where: Section 2b (No Name Gap » Bryson Gap) and 2d (Toccoa River » GA Hwy 60)..
Meet: 9:00 AM BMT Little Skeenah Creek Crossing on Hwy 60.
Plan for the Day: Removing blowdowns, tread repair and root ball restoration along the trail.
What to Bring: Minimum 2 liters of water, long pants, boots, gloves, helmets and lunch/snack.
Plan for the day: We will meet at the BMT’s Little Skeenah Creek crossing on Hwy 60 North of Suches and South of Skeenah Creek Campground. Four crews will be working::
- Crew 1: Root Ball Restore at Bryson Gap Section 2b.
- Crew 2: Tread Repair at Hwy60 Section 2d.
- Crew 3: Blowdown Removal on Section 3ab.
- Crew 4: Swinging Bridge Cleanup.
RSVP:: So we can plan tools and other PPE, please contact Crew Leader Bob Cowdrick at GAMaintDirector@bmtamail.org, (404) 431-5353 or complete the form below to sign up for this trip.
• 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.
BMTA members and guests must recognize there are risks and responsibilities involved and be willing to assume these risks. In order to participate, members and guests are required to sign a waiver of liability at the beginning of each BMTA event. If the parent does not accompany a minor, the disclaimer for minors must be signed in advance.