The Atlanta Climbing Club will be sponsoring a trail day at Jamestown in Alabama Saturday September 26 starting at 8:00 am ET (even though Jamestown is in CT).
Be sure to bring clothing and equipment appropriate for trail work: long pants, closed-toe shoes, and gloves are all essential. If you feel like bringing some basic hand tools; loppers, hand saws, machetes, mattocks and shovels can all come in handy. If you have a chainsaw and you’re willing to bring the equipment to run it safely for the morning, a couple of those might not go unused. Also remember to bring water and snacks. Stay hydrated!
By starting early we hope to have all the heavy labor knocked out before it gets too warm. Then our trail day coordinator and grill master Gary will cook up a complimentary lunch for all in attendance. We’ll be raffling off some fun goodies.
After lunch we’ll all head back up the hill to climb and shake the cobwebs off of some of those Jamestown classics. So don’t forget to bring your climbing gear! If you’re new to trad, or just new to the area, this is an excellent opportunity to learn what Jamestown has to offer.
From Atlanta, head north on I-75 to the Rome exit (Hwy. 411/20, exit 290). Continue through Rome on GA 20 and into Alabama; about five miles past the border, turn right (north) on SR 35. Proceed on 35 past the intersection with Hwy. 68, then watch for the next major crossing, county roads 273 and 15 (you’ll see a gas station/convenience store at this corner which may or may not be in business).
Turn right on CR 15 and continue for about three miles. After passing a cemetery on the left, watch for a gravel turnoff on the left with a small street number sign (3147). Turn left here and follow this dirt/gravel road past an old stone dam on the left and through the woods until you reach a clearing for farm pasture on the left.
Look for a gated turnoff on the right and turn here, following the track through a pasture and back into the woods. Continue until this intersects with a well-defined farm road that follows the power lines. Turn left here and go through another gate, finishing at a dirt parking area at the base of the power lines. IMPORTANT: Do not leave the farm gates open! Hike up the powerline trail and watch for flagging with surveyor’s tape to indicate where the trail cuts left into the woods. Follow the flagged trail up to the cliff and turn left at the SCC kiosk.
Any questions contact Gary Latimer 678 472-9069