Skyway Loop Trail - Sat, Apr 3 2021

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Skyway Loop Trail


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cheaha State Park   Hike: Skyway Loop Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 3 2021  9:00 am >> Sat, Apr 3 2021 5:15 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Mar 25 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 2 2021 7:36 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced (Exploratory)
Distance:18.5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 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.

Itinerary:

Creeks, waterfalls, bridges, rocky scrambles and vistas. This hike has plenty to offer and will be an awesome adventure!

We will start at the Adams Gap parking area where a small, paved parking area will start us off right. This is a CCW loop starting on the Pinhoti trail headed uphill. At about the 3.7 mile point we will hit the "Stairway to Heaven" followed by the "Pearly Gates" and finally "Heaven" at 4.4 miles. This is a rocky, steep section with plenty of excitement and wonderful views, it is also are toughest climb of the day. At about the 6 mile point we will hit the intersection of the Chinnabee Silent Trail where we will make our way downhill through another rocky section. We will make our way across 2 road crossings before hitting Cheaha Falls at about the 9 mile mark. This will be our lunch spot. After lunch it's back on the trail and we will hit "Devil's Den" at about the 11.2 mile mark. We will cross a 75 foot bridge with a rocky, watery chaos below us that is Devils Den. Another .2 miles and the intersection with the Skyway Trail beckons us to a left turn as we will enjoy a creekside walk for about 5 miles before climbing again to rejoin the Pinhoti and quickly find our cars, ready for the drive home.

This hike has 3-4 creek crossings that probably will require wet feet. Water shoes will be a good idea.

All times listed are in EASTERN time.

This is a long D6 hike with about 4000 feet of elevation gain. Recent D6 experience is required to join the fun.


Required Items to Bring:

Water

Food

Water Shoes

Poles

Sense of Adventure

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Camera

ingredients for Lasagna


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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Notes:


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