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/NC December 19 Work Trip
Where: Sections 12a and 12b – Ocoee River >> Kimsey Highway.
When: Saturday, December 19, 2020.
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
- Team One meet at Thunder Rock Campground at 9 AM. See Thunder Rock Map.
- Teams 2, 3, and 4 meet at the Greasy Creek Baptist Church at 9 AM. See Greasy Creek Baptist Church Map.
*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.
Plan for the Day: Primarily logging out with crosscut saws. Some areas of brushing out.
Tentatively, four teams.
- Team One: Go up from US 64 with crosscut and brushing tools
- Team Two: From wilderness sign, go south toward US 64.
- Team Three: Go to the powerlines at Deep Gap and head south to wilderness sign.
- Team Four: Go to the powerlines and head north to Kimsey Hwy crossing.
Certified Crosscut Sawyers Needed
We will need several crosscut sawyers. If you are certified or would like to swamp (help out and get to do some sawing yourself with a certified sawyer), please volunteer for this trip and let us know how you would like to help.
Forest Service-Capable Radios Needed
Those who have them, please bring your Forest Service-capable radios tuned to Cherokee simplex and the Oswald Dome CNF repeater. The four teams will need to communicate via radio.
Mexican and a Brew
Afterwards we invite you to stop for Mexican and a brew or two at the El Rio Mexican Restaurant at 113 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Go HERE for a map.
To Sign Up, Contact Ralph Van Pelt, RVanp45246@aol.com.
Please RSVP so we can customize the work plan!
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.