​​​​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

(4400)

pta facebook.

mobile friendly.

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home.

al etrail guide.


al snail trail

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.


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.
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

2020.

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 forest visitors.


Forest managers have a saying-

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

Do not ever let a bear steal your food.


how you can help yourself.

- 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 11/03/19.

i am a tweaker - i need help

sometimes items and weight will change daily :)

​this gear list is for any length hike above 45

degrees- may, june, july, august and September.

(below 45 degrees may require thermal add ons).


amz ~ amazon

gg - gossamer Gear

mb - montbell

mld - mountain laurel designs
pata - patagonia

w - walmart

z - zpacks


ultralight gear.

down to 45 degrees.

77.6 oz.
4.85 lbs.


15.1 pack.

9.8 ~ pack ~ nero ~ z
1.5 ~ sleep pad ~ closed cell foam ~ 1/8"x19x36" ~ gg
2.2 ~ 2- 23.7oz smartwater bottles ~ w
1.6 ~ water filter ~ sawyer micro squeeze ~ amz

31.5 sleep ~ clothes.
1.1  ~ dry bag ~ 12x22" ~ mld
19.1 ~ quilt 45" ~ mld
3.8  ~ light weight thermal top ~ pata

3.4  ~ light weight thermal bottom ~ pata

1.6  ~ light weight buff ~ amz

1.6  ~ xtra sox ~ injinji lightweight mid calf ~ amz


19.9 shelter.
1.1 ~ dry bag ~ 12x22" ~ mld
1.9 ~ wind bottom ~ mb

2.5 ~ wind top w/hood ~ mb
3.0 ~ umbrella ~ mb
5.9 ~ bivy sack ~ mld

5.5 ~ pocket tarp w/doors ~ z

48" ~ stick (measure from ground to bottom of breast bone)

4.3 kitchen.
1.8 ~ food bag- large opsack ~ amz
1.2 ~ pre soak food jar ~ pbj, med size ~ w
0.4 ~ garb bag - medium opsack ~ amz
0.1 ~ fast food plastic spoon

0.8 ~ bandanna

6.8 ditty.
0.4 ~ medium opsack ~ amz
0.3 ~ bic lighter ~ w
0.1 ~ t-brush ~ w

0.1 ~ water dip cup ~ bottom 3 inches of a gatorade bottle ~ w
0.1 ~ 2 oz soap bottle ~ w
2.5 ~ 7 tent stakes ~ w
1.4 ~ poop kit ~ wet wipes ~ medium opsack ~ w 

0.0 ~ foam earplugs ~ w
0.2 ~ patch kit ~ 6 inches of ductape ~ w
1.2 ~ medic kit ~ anti bacterial cream ~ w
0.0 ~ tick puller ~ w
0.9 ~ c-w-l-p kit ~ compass, whistle, light, 2 safety pins ~ w


food.

9:00 break.
raisins
caffeine
cliffbar pro
baby asprin
electrolytes
metamucil

protein powder


12:00 lunch.
vitamins
dried fruit
cliffbar pro
jerk n cheez
electrolytes
protein powder


3:00 snack.
snickers
fresh fruit
cliffbar pro
baby asprin
electrolytes
protein powder


6:00 supper.
tortilla
advil pm
beans-rice
pnut butter
electrolytes
metamucil

protein powder


^ climb up.​​