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

a 337.1 mile southern region appalachian trail connector

In case of emergencies, dial 911.​ This is the only public service that will know your exact location

Do phone reset first ~ go to settings / go to privacy / turn on location services

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

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pta facebook.

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home.

al etrail guide.


michelle markel.

super classy adventures

instagram

2018 alabama ~ georgia

northbound pinhoti trail

thruhike video series

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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 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

my ultralight gearlist ~ 2019

this page is about what I do.

it is not about what you do...


a bear safety plan.

Don't encourage bears to associate humans with food.

Maybe consider a no cook food plan... Just sayin'


This came about from years of habitually poor food safety / storage

practice by hikers and park visitors.


Forest managers have a saying-

"A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear" - and it may be your fault.


Don't ever let a bear steal your food.


how you can help.

don't camp at established campsites.

don't build fires at camp.
eat supper before you reach camp.

wash hands before and after eating.

don't handle food in camp except to hang your food bag 100 yards away from camp.


gear list under construction ~ updated 4/08/19.

i am a tweaker - i need help - sometimes items and weight will change daily :)

​this gear list is for any length hike above 35 degrees- may, june, july,

august, september, maybe October (below 35 degrees will require add ons).


amz ~ amazon

gg - gossamer Gear

mb - montbell

mld - mountain laurel designs
smd - six moons designs
pata - patagonia

rei

w - Walmart

wm - western mountaineering

z - zpacks


ULTRALIGHT

4.75 lbs / down to 35 degrees.


16.1 PACK
9.6 ~ pack ~ nero w/o hip belt ~ z
1.5 ~ sleep pad ~ 1/8" torso pad ~ gg

4.2 ~ umbrella ~ mb

2.4 ~ 2 qt Dasani bottles and (sawyer micro squeeze ~ amz)

0.2 ~ 2 bottle caps (smartwater 750 flip caps) ~ w


31.5 SLEEP / CLOTHES

1.5 ~ large dry bag ~ mld

2.0 ~ sleep sox ~ darn tough ~ amz

17.7 ~ 38" spirit quilt ~ mld

8.3 ~ light weight thermal top, bottom, beanie ~ pata

1.6 ~ xtra hiking sox - injinji liners ~ amz


18.5 SHELTER

1.2 med dry bag ~ mld

5.1 hexamid tarp w/ doors (discontinued) ~ z

same as the 3.1oz pocket tarp, but with doors

5.8 ~ superlight solo bivy ~ mld

2.1 ~ 7 sheperd hook stakes ~ mld

3.7 ~ wind shirt and pants ~ mb


4.0 KITCHEN

0.1 ~ fast food plastic spoon ~ w

1.8 ~ lg opsack ~ amz

1.2 ~ small pnut butter jar ~ cold soak meals ~ w

0.4 ~ gallon zip loc - trash bag ~ w


5.1 ~ DITTY BAG (total weight, not individual weight)

0.2 ~ photon light ~ amz

0.2 ~ qt ziploc ~ w

0.1 ~ tbrush (cut off handle) ~ w

0.5 ~ bic mini lighter ~ w

0.1 ~ polycryo sit pad ~ gg

0.1 ~ tick remover ~ w

0.1 ~ shallow spring dip cup ~ cut off bottom of small water bottle

0.2 ~ filter kit (extra oring and backflush connector) ~ w

1.3 ~ poop kit (wet wipes and xtra Ziploc to pack out used wipes) ~ w

0.2 ~ patch kit (razor knife and 4x6 piece of tenacious tape) ~ w

0.1 ~ 2" x 2" piece of kitchen scrubbie ~ w

0.1 ~ small squirt bottle with dr bronners soap ~ w

0.1 ~ 4 ear plugs ~ w

0.0 ~ safety pin (pop blisters) ~ w

1.2 ~ small tube of vasaline ~ w

0.3 ~ 12 feet of thin cord for clothesline ~ z


^ climb up.​​