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Pinhoti Trail - Talledega National Forest - Bull Gap to Cheaha Trailhead
|Event Location:||Talledega National Forest, Bull Gap|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Dec 30 2017 7:00 am >> Mon, Jan 1 2018 8:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Dec 13 2017 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Dec 29 2017 12:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Days 13 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced|
|Trip Leader(s):||Myra Kincaid|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
This is a point-to-point backpack on the Pinhoti trail in Talledega National Forest, starting at Bull Head Gap and finishing at Cheaha Trailhead. This section of the Pinhoti will contain many nice views and/or points; including, (1) Heath Cliffs (see memorial RIP); (2) Sherman Cliffs, (3) Horn Mountain Fire Tower (side trail), (4) Wormy's Pulpit; (5) Scott's Cascade; (6) Rocky Top 1-3; (7) the "Rock Garden" (8) Stairway to heaven with an amazing view at Rocky Top 4; (9) McDill Overlook Trail (side trail to a very nice view and plane wreckage, 0.25 side trail); and (10) Hernandez Peak (highest point on AL Pinhoti, not much to see, second highest in AL).
Day 1: Saturday Dec 30 (~15 miles)- We will depart the carpool at 7am, arriving at Bull Gap around 9am. We will then shuttle at least on car to the finish point at Cheaha trailhead. We will hike approximately 15 miles this day finishing around Scott's Lake campsite or at a Spring campsite just past it
Day 2: Sunday Dec 31 (~17 miles) - This day we will arise early to complete an additional 17 miles, to finish at Double Spring Crossing Campsite.
Day 3: Monday Jan 1 (~13 miles) - This day will complete the rest of the section, going from Double spring campground to Cheaha trailhead.
This is an advanced backpack and requires prior experience backpacking with long distances! If you do not have a history of D5-D6 backpacks with the club, you will be contacted to confirm prior experience. Trip leadership reserves the right to remove anyone they feel may not be able to complete the distance.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||330Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $132.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.|
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