pinhoti national recreation trail / pinhoti millennium legacy trail
a southern region appalachian trail connector
* section and mileage numbering system example: "s7 ~ 0.2" / s7 = a section number and 0.2 = a landmark mileage *
* In case of emergencies, dial 911. This is the only public service that knows your exact location
Do phone reset first ~ go to settings / go to privacy / turn on location services *
the pta's busiest month to date ~ feb 2016 ~ 40,168 web hits
current weather @ pinhoti trail mid-point ~ 181.3 ~ cave spring trailhead
turkey track - 2005.
Dec. 4 ~ Loop Hikes
Site Map - Three Loop Hike trail guides have been added to the site. Look for the links at the bottom of column 2.
Nov. 30 ~ Trail Guides
Site Map - In column 2 under Solo's APT Databook you'll find new printable single page trail guides for each section with both north and south mileages.
Nov. 15 ~ Activity Page
Site Map - The Activities page, column 4 under "The HMTC", has been changed to Community Projects. Check out the new monthly work trip schedule!
Oct. 30 ~ No Internet
My home internet service will be disconnected tomorrow in order to focus on recent incurred debt (of the vehicular variety). Email responses will probably be on Fridays from my local library. Happy Trails!!
Oct. 26 ~ Health and Safety Page
Site Map - Health and Safety page added to site. The link is in column 1 under Alabama Pinhoti Trail.
Sept 30 ~ Able Mall Store
Trail mile 57.2 ~ CR 24 Crossing ~ Able Mall convenience store, 1.4 miles east on CR 24, has re-opened.
Sept 28 ~ Photo Host
Site Map - I found a new photo host that I like more than the old one. The slide show feature seems to work a LOT better! You can also click on any photo during the slide show to see where the shot was taken. Look for the link in the fourth column under HMTC Misc.
Sept. 15 ~ New Web Page - Section 9
Site Map - I've added a new page to this site titled "About Section 9". Look for the link in the first column under Alabama Pinhoti Trail. The top of the page is a good lesson on how not to create a panoramic photo!
Sept. 11 ~ 3 New Trail Shelters
Word from Big H at the Shoal Creek Work Center is that Oakey Mountain is the first in line for one of the 3 new Pinhoti shelters. The access route for hauling in materials to this site is an old woods road / fire break and is by far the most challenging of the three and will require a lot of work.
Sept. 6 ~ Cafe Press Store
Site Map - Busy, busy... If you look at the bottom of column 4, under HMTC Misc., you'll find the link to an online store that I set up at Cafe Press today. This is just another one of my seemingly endless zero profit (mis) adventures : ) The photo that I used is one I shot in Section 9 this past spring. At that time I was informed that the Long Leaf Pine (Alabama state tree) goes through several stages over a period of 2 years to develop a Cone. I thought this photo vividly captured an early stage. Hope you find something you like.
Sept. 4 ~ Online Trail Journals
Site Map - I have set up a space that I call APT Trail Journals Online for anyone interested in publishing their Pinhoti experience. The link to it is on the site map, 2nd column, down near the bottom. At this stage, I'm assuming that the bulletin board format will work well for journals in that it will allow folks to make comments or to ask you questions about your hike, terrain, conditions, camps, water, gear and other stuff. The site also lets you come back later and edit your journal or add / subtract things too. You
may also want to consider saving your journal on your computer or a CD, just to be on the safe side...
July 16 ~ Section 13 Trail Construction
New Pinhoti Trail construction begins between AL / GA state line and Cave Spring, GA.
July 9 ~ 3 New Trail Shelters
Construction of 3 new trail shelters at Choccolocco Watershed, North Dugger Mountain and Oakey Mountain will begin in the near future. Funding is in place, all of the required site surveys have been completed and the bidding process has begun.
June 15 ~ Trail Mile Changes
All of the trail mileages listed on this site have been updated to reflect the recent addition of Section 9 to the southern end of the Pinhoti.
June 10 ~ USFS Changing of the Guard
Ranger Earl Stewart, Shoal Creek District Ranger, and Ranger Tim Slone, who carried too many titles to list here, will be leaving the Talladega National Forest in mid July. The hiking community would like to express our gratitude for all that you guys have done on our behalf and wish you the very best in the future. Thanks Guys!
May 28 ~ Internet Access
Solo regains internet access after 2 months without!
Mar. 19 ~ Section 9 Trail Construction
Trails Unlimited completes Section 9! As agreed, the crew bulldozed 14.56 miles of the 18 mile distance during their 40 day contract and they did a great job, leaving only 3.44 miles for local clubs to hand build.
April ~ Stiches
Stitches -l-l-l-l-l-l- AT 99 is on the Pinhoti.
Feb. 10 Section 9 Trail Construction
Trail construction of Section 9 begins at Porter's Gap.
Feb. ~ Oakey Mountain Shelter
Waiting on eco and geo survey results for proposed Oakey Mountain Shelter.
Jan. ~ USFS GPS Survey
The USFS is on the verge of completing a highly detailed GPS Survey of the APT.