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Dugger Mountain, Alabama

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Dugger Mountain Wilderness, Alabama   Hike: Dugger Mountain, Alabama  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 23 2019  8:45 am >> Sat, Feb 23 2019 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 18 2019 7:52 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 22 2019 8:52 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:12 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.



Join me for a fun hike in the Dugger Mountain Wilderness, Alabama's second highest peak, standing strong at 2,140 feet!

We will hike 6 miles to the Summit of Dugger Mountain via the Pinhoti Trail and return the way we came. The first section of this hike will get the heart pumping with a straight up ascent. Once we reach the top of the mountain we will stop for lunch and take in the views for 30 minutes or so. 

Since it's winter we should have great views across the Alabama countryside. 

This is a moderately strenuous D4, the trip leader will contact you to determine suitability if you have not completed any D4's recently. 

Trailhead Location:

For those meeting at the Trailhead I plan to be there at approximately 10am Eastern Time. 

Required Items to Bring:
  • Cold weather hiking gear
  • 2-3 liters of water
  • food/snacks
  • headlamp (just in case)
  • hiking boots/shoes
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • camera
  • trekking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park and Ride take I-20 West toward AL for 
Take Exit 199 at Heflin AL. Go right on AL-9.
Stop at Hardee's on the right for our bathroom break and breakfast take out.
Continue North on AL 9 to left at US-78 in about a mile. (This is still also AL-9)
Continue West on US-78 to right on AL 9 after four miles.
Go North on AL-9 for 11.5 miles to the flashing light.
Take a right at the flashing light (County Rd 55 - Rabbittown Rd)
Go East about 4.5 miles on CR-55 to the Pinhoti Traihead on the left at the Burns Cabin.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):156Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:45 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $62.40 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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