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Alabama's Pinhoti Trail: Adams Gap to Cheaha Trailhead
|Event Location:||Adams Gap, Talladega National Forest, Alabama|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 26 2011, Sun, Feb 27 2011 10:00 am >> N/A (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Feb 15 2011 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Feb 25 2011 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||Two days.|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
When finished, the 335 mile Pinhoti National Recreation Trail will be a continuous point to point hiking trail that travels through nearly equal measures of high rocky ridges, stream filled gorges and quiet hollows along the final southern reaches of the Appalachian Mountains from east central Alabama to northwest Georgia. It courses through the Talladega National Forest, the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust, and private easements.The Pinhoti northern terminus is in north west Georgia near Blue Ridge, where it intersects with the Benton MacKaye Trail around mile 70. Hiking east 70 miles on the BMT will put you at Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
Its southern terminus is in east central Alabama at Flagg Mountain near Weogufka, which is known for being the last southern Appalachian mountain that rises above 1000 feet.
After leaving one or two cars at Cheaha Trailhead we will drive a short distance to our starting point at Adams Gap. From Adams Gap we will walk about 6 miles in the Cheaha Wilderness until the intersection of the Pinhoti with the Odum Scout trail and the Chinnabee Silent trail. Before reaching our campsite we will have to climb some two thousand feet through a boulder field.
The next day we continue north, making a side trip to the McDill Point Overlook. The walking distance this day is also around 6 miles.
This section of trail offers beautiful views of the sorrounding mountains and valleys below.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||160Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $64.00 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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|Cost Includes:||Share gas expenses with carpool driver.|
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