super classy adventures
2018 alabama ~ georgia
northbound pinhoti trail
nb alabama snailtrail guides.
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trail flowers - spring
trail flowers - fall
trail shuttles - hostels.
trail towns - mail drops: ala.
trail water sources.
this n that.
an appalachian trail.
as the crow flies.
black bear safety.
building section 4.
bull - bulls gap.
cave spring, ga.
dr, tom mcgehee.
future section 14.
hiking the pinhoti.
horn mountain tower.
leave no trace.
pinhoti trail project.
prescribed burns: fs.
rebecca mountain: 1.
rebecca mountain: 2.
ridges and highlands.
rock n roll.
shoal creek church.
soul of a hiker.
the ten bulls.
the ramen chronicles.
ultralight gearlist: 2018.
ultralight gearlist: 2008.
wildlife - eco restore.
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).
4.75 lbs / down to 35 degrees.
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
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
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
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