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|Event Location:||Cheaha State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Apr 16 2006 9:00 am >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Apr 14 2006 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||per itinerary|
|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:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Strenuous 7 miles|
We will walk 2.8 miles south on Cave Creek Trail, take a short connecting trail to the Pinhoti trail, and return to the parking lot. About 2.5 miles from the parking we will do a short detour to a scenic spot where we will stop to rest and have a snack. We will also see the remains of a plane that crashed in the area many years ago.
After the hike we will have Sunday brunch at the restaurant in Cheaha. The view from the restaurant is really spectacular.
After brunch we will visit the park and get to the summit of Mount Cheaha, which at 2407 ft. is the highest point in Alabama.
NOTE: This section of the Pinhoti is very rugged, with many rocks and boulders along the way and several steep ascents and descents, but is very scenic. It is really worth the effort, but you should not attempt it unless you are in good physical condition, have hiked before, and have good knees.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Talladega National Forest, Alabama 9:45 (Eastern Time) at Cheaha trail head, Cheaha State Park. Drive east on I 20 to Alabama exit 191. Turn left (south) on US 431 for about 3.7 miles. Take a right onto County Road 131 towards AL 281, where it dead ends after about ½ mile. Turn left on AL 281 and continue 11.9 miles. You will see the parking straight ahead, at a point where the highway does a sharp turn to the right, 1/3 mile from the Cheaha resort and park offices.|
Are Dogs Permitted? No.
Will This Event Occur Rain or Shine? Yes.
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|Cost Includes:||Share gas costs with carpool driver (the one way distance from the park and ride is approximately 80 miles). Cost of your brunch: $12. Admission to park: $1 (per person).|
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