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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TN February 27 Work Trip – 2/25/21 N0TE – WORK TRIP CANCELLED!
Where: Section 12e, areas near Lost Creek Campground. – CANCELLED
When: Saturday, February 27, 2021.
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Meeting Location: Webb Brothers Store in Reliance at 9:00 AM – will proceed from there to near Lost Creek Campground to hold the safety briefing, and make crew assignments.
*Trail workers coming from Georgia may want to meet at the Lost Creek Campground at 9:30 AM.
Plan for the Day: There will be two crews..
Crew One will work on the section along the edge of the creek that is severely eroded. The Forest Service and BMTA agree it will be dangerous to work in this area. Consequently only the most experienced maintainers will be selected to work on this crew. We will be working with an employee from the Ocoee Ranger District. He will be operating the gas powered rock hammer (Cobra-Combi), and the UTV to bring it in. The project will involve working on a narrow segment of trail several feet above the creek bed with the Cobra-Combi, as well as with other trail tools such as Pulaskis, picks, rock bars, and hoes to move the trail bed away from the eroded area.
*Note: We are awaiting approval from FS District management to complete this project. There will need to be preparation work to allow the UTV to access the trail, including the felling of a dead snag near the work area. This part of the trip is subject to change.
Crew Two will be working on the section of trail on the south end near the campground where the trail leaves the creek and goes up to the road. There are several areas that need water diversions and tread repair. These workers will be using Pulaskis, hoes and McLeods.
What to Wear and Bring: Dress for cold temps! Wear work clothes, work gloves and boots. Bring 2 liters of water, eye protection, helmets, tools and a snack/lunch. We are happy to provide helmets, eye protection and tools for those who need them.
The weather will be a factor for this trip. As the date approaches, pay attention to the forecast, and watch your email for updates and/or check the BMTA website.
As the date approaches, watch for additional information in emails and on the BMTA website!