Saturday, December 12, 2020

Backcountry Horsemen of Northwest Georgia raising funds to improve Pigeon Mountain campsites - Full Article

December 11th, 2020 | by Emily Crisman

Outdoors enthusiasts who enjoy using the trails on Pigeon Mountain have a small group of volunteers to thank for spending hundreds of hours maintaining and improving the 70-plus miles of trails.

That group is the Backcountry Horsemen of Northwest Georgia, which for more than a decade has worked once a month to clear the trails at Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area for the many rock climbers, cavers, hikers, hunters and others who use what they call "the jewel of Walker County."

Recently the group set its sights on improving the primitive campsites on the mountain, with plans to add fire rings and picnic tables to the Old Sawmill Campground and at the new horse trailer and RV campground nearby.

They also contacted state and county officials about making improvements to the sole road used to access the wildlife management area, Rocky Lane, which contains old pieces of pavement that make the 7-mile drive to the campsite a very bumpy ride in a horse trailer...

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