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Pinhoti Trail - Cheaha Part II

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cheaha State Park
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Feb 8 2022  9:45 am >> Tue, Feb 8 2022 4:15 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 31 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Feb 8 2022 5:08 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:15 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: 8 / 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.


This hike is in the Central Time Zone, but all times are listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Join me as I make my way south on the Pinhoti Trail in the Talladega National Forest. This time I jump ahead to Cheaha State Park. This area boasts the best Pinhoti views in Aabama!

We will start our adventure at the Bald Rock Group Lodge where ample parking will get us started on the right foot. We will take a boardwalk stroll to the overlook of Bald Rock, this is a stunning view and will be remembered as one of the highlights of the day. After we soak in the views we will start a long gradual descent until we reach our turn around point at the 7.5 mile mark. We will be moving over 3 mph on this downhill section, so slow/moderate hikers need not apply. We will retrace our steps and make our way back to our cars to complete are out and back adventure. Somewhere along the way we will stop for our delicious trail side lunch.

This is a FAST, long D5 hike, recent D5 experience is required to join the fun.

Required Items to Bring:

Cold weather gear.




Recommended Items to Bring:
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Rain gear

Piano tuning equipment

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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Park just past the lodge on the left side.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):190Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $76.00 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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