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Pinhoti Trail - Choccolocco Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Talladega National Forest
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 12 2021  8:30 am >> Sun, Dec 12 2021 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 6 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 11 2021 7:45 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
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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: 9 / 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 as I continue my trek down the Talladega National Forest on the Pinhoti Trail. This trail is in the Central timezone, but all times listed are in the EASTERN timezone.

Choccolocco Creek... I don't know what the name means, but I am crazy for chocolate, so let's go with that.

This section of the Pinhoti doesn't have any big climbs, but we will be along the creek and go next to a lake and move quickly through this section of the Talladega National Forest. We will be crossing the creek at least once and I expect to be able to rock hop across, but I would recommend water shoes just in case.

I have never been on this section of trail, but adjacent sections are very scenic and peaceful and I expect this section will be the same. We will pick a scenic spot for lunch.

This is a long D5 hike and we will be averaging over 3 mph on this trek, recent D5 experience is required to join the fun.

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Water shoes


bag of crazy

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet at the Pink E. Burns Trailhead parking.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):150Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $60.00 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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