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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.

*Please refer to: BMTA COVID-19 Hiker Guidelines and BMTA COVID-19 Maintenance Guidelines.

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August 27 TN/NC Work Trip

When:  Saturday, August 27, 2022
Where:  Section 16b – Heart of Darkness – Sledrunner Gap Via Beaverdam Bald
Meeting Location:  Cherohala Visitors Center, Tellico Plains, TN
Time:  8:30 AM
What to Bring/What to Wear:  Water (at least 2 liters), food/snacks, gloves, long pants and boots. Bring safety glasses, hard hat snake and gaiters if you have them.

This is rattlesnake and copperhead territory!
We have seen a poisonous snake almost every time we have worked
this section over the past few years.

Plan for the Day:  Mostly brushing out. Blowdowns are unknown. Loppers and swingblades will be provided.
Please bring a brushcutter if you have it – hand tools will be provided!

Bring a snack lunch & then plan to attend Chow Time at the
Trailhead at the end of the workday.

Watch for additional information in emails and on the BMTA website!

To RSVP Contact:

Keith Mertz –

You also can register online below.

RSVP TN/NC August 27 Work Trip


Aug 27 2022