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.
TN January 23 Work Trip
Where: Section 14a – FS 22B » Unicoi Mt Trail (TN Hwy 68).
Where: Section 12b – Deep Gap at the Powerlines crossing to Wilderness sign
Where: on Dry Pond Lead Trail.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2021.
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
- Crew One meet at TN68 BMT crossing at 9 AM. See Benton MacKaye Trailhead TN Hwy 68 Map.
- Crew Two meet at the Greasy Creek Baptist Church at 9 AM. See Greasy Creek Baptist Church Map.
Crew One Crew Leader: Lynette Linn
Plan for the Day: We primarily will be working on the tread near the middle of the trail which has been damaged by boars. For this work, we will need digging tools (Pulaskis, fire rakes, hoes and McLeods). The middle section of the trail is usually overgrown as well near where the tread work is needed. We’ll use brushing tools for this. We’ll logout as needed. More than likely we will not be able to use chainsaws by the date of this trip, so any logging out will have to be done by crosscut and/or hand saws.
Crew Two Crew Leader: Ken Jones
Plan for the Day: There is a section of the trail between the Wilderness sign and the powerlines that is on a steep side slope with soft shale. Once again the trail has all but disappeared due to shale slippage. We will fix this as best we can with digging tools, perhaps putting in some cribbing. If enough folks sign up, we may send a crew down the Dry Pond Lead Trail toward the Ocoee River with with loppers to clear the seasonal growth that was not completely cleared in December.
*Please specify which crew you would like to be on and we will do our best to honor your request.
Everyone will be notified in advance as to which crew and what their specific job will be. Watch for your email!
What to Bring & Wear: Work clothes, work gloves, boots, 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.
Send RSVPs to Rick Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ken Jones (email@example.com), and Lynette Linn (firstname.lastname@example.org) — or complete and submit the form below. Near the date of the trip, we will notify you which crew you will be in. Please provide your preference when you sign up, which we will try to honor.
After Work Refreshments and a Brew
To enjoy refreshments and a brew–
Crew One gather at the TN68 BMT crossing.
Crew Two meet at the Greasy Creek Baptist Church,