alabama youth conservation corp.

In the early 70's, work on the Pinhoti Trail was started by the YCC and United States Forest Service in Sections 6 and 10.

Here is a list of known members of those crews. If you belong on this list, please send me your name, dates, work areas and anything else you want to share, through the contact page. Thanks.


Tim Lewis ~ 1973

Kathy Vickers ~ 1974-75

Robert Eric Walker 1974 and 1975 It was a great experience. 

Debbie  Collins ~ 1976 Section 6 Cheaha south area / Section 10 Coleman Lake south area

Clint McGuffee ~ 1976? Section 10 Coleman Lake south area


Jim Balysma

Bobby Bledsoe

There was also a very ambitious young woman whose name I don't recall. I'm not sure if she was around during the time of the YCC Crews, but she certainly made a huge contribution to the Pinhoti. What I do recall (I think :) is that she was using folks from a local correctional facility to help her with the construction of Section 6 between Porters Gap and Adams Gap.

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​​​pinhoti national recreation trail / pinhoti millennium legacy trail

a southern region appalachian trail connector

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