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

a 337.1 mile southern region appalachian trail connector

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visit the georgia pinhoti trail association for the georgia section trail guides and trail info

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pta facebook.

mobile friendly.

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home.
the pinhoti story --

mike leonard.

the pinhoti trail project: atc --

jay hudson at / pt.

pin-chin-sky loop.

john calhoun trail maint.

the real appalachian trail -- justin brymer.

links.


turkey track
-- 2005.
-- 2006.
-- 2007.
-- 2008.
-- 2009.
-- 2010.
-- 2011.
-- 2012.
-- 2013.
-- 2014.
-- 2015.

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hiking.
dog notes.
dugger mtn wilderness.
trailheads / sections.
al dayhike guides.
nb alabama databook guide.


nb alabama snailtrail guides.
-- section 1.
-- section 2.
-- section 3.
-- section 4.

-- section 5.
-- section 6.
-- section 7.
-- section 8.
-- section 9.
-- section 10.
-- section 11.
-- section 12.
-- section 13.


landmark locator.
loop hike cave~odum~pin.
loop hike jones~pin.
loop hike pin~chin~sky.

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trail bed.
trail blazes.
trail clubs.
trail crews.
trail description.

trail flowers - spring
-- blue.
-- orange.
-- pink.
-- purple.
-- red.
-- white.
-- yellow.
-- critters.
-- misc.

trail flowers - fall
-- blue.
-- orange.
-- pink.
-- purple.
-- red.
-- white.
-- yellow.
-- critters.
-- misc.

trail geology.
trail history.
trail lakes.
trail maps.
trail measurement-alabama.
trail re-supply.
trail safety.
trail seasons.
trail shelters.
trail shuttles - hostels.
trail signs.
trail stewardship.
trail summits.
trail towers.
trail towns - mail drops: ala.
trail users.
trail water sources.

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this n that.
alabama ycc.
an appalachian trail.
as the crow flies.
at connector.
backpacker magazine.
black bear safety.
bluffton al.
buffalo.
building section 4.
bull - bulls gap.
cave spring, ga.
cellphone service.
dehydration.
dr, tom mcgehee.
edward abbey.
forever wild.
future section 14.
hancock trg.
hiking the pinhoti.
horn mountain tower.

horn mountain trail club
-- hmtc.
-- activities.
-- base camp.
-- tool safety.
-- trail crew.
-- trail maint.


leave no trace.
moon names.
outdoor alabama.
panoramas.
peace signs.
pinhoti trail project.
pinky burns.
prescribed burns: fs.
pta formation.
rainbow family.
rebecca mountain: 1.
rebecca mountain: 2.
ridges and highlands.
rock n roll.
section re-du.
shoal creek church.
sister ridge.
skyway lodge.
smokey bear.
snake bites.
soul of a hiker.
the ten bulls.
the ramen chronicles.

trail running.
tri training.
ultralight gearlist: 2018.
ultralight gearlist: 2008.
wildlife - eco restore.
zen running.

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the pta's busiest month to date ~ feb 2016 ~ 40,168 web hits

current weather @ pinhoti trail mid-point ~ s14 - 7.3 ~ cave spring trailhead

trail measurement / al.

Converting feet into miles: multiply the number of feet by 0.0001894 or use an online converter
 http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm


The original 2003 edition of the Trail Guide was the product of my second southern terminus to northern terminus measurement of the Alabama side of the Pinhoti using a measuring wheel.

The first measurement consisted of 23 solo out and back weekend day hikes and overnighters during the winter of 2000 / 2001.


The second measurement was completed with 27 mostly solo out and back weekend day hikes and overnighters during the winter of 2001 and 2002.


I found it interesting that on the second measurement all of the readings were identical to the first measurement except for one landmark which was 0.2 miles short. I measured this small area a third time and found that the second measurement was correct. Gee... not bad for Hiker Trash : )

I felt that the second measurement was needed because,
a: I am anal
b: I was unsure that the first measurement was accurate because my end to end total was 5 miles longer than the total of the Forest Service maps.

Someone told me that the USFS rounds their distances up or down to the nearest half or whole number just to simplify things and if this is true then they are obviously not very anal : )


Someone else told me that you can become too anal, but I am not quite sure that I would agree with that mainly because this statement is just way too broad. Tell me exactly and specifically and precisely how one can become too anal : )

Disclaimer:
I do not claim my measuring efforts here as grounds for argument as to the superiority of my methods over anyone else's, so please do not ask me to go there.


Solo / aka Hugh Hickman



^ climb up.