pinhoti national recreation trail / pinhoti millennium legacy trail
a 337.1 mile southern region appalachian trail connector
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al snail trail
super classy adventures
2018 alabama ~ georgia
northbound pinhoti trail
dugger mtn wilderness.
trailheads / sections.
al dayhike guides.
loop hike cave~odum~pin.
loop hike jones~pin.
loop hike pin~chin~sky.
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
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
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).
down to 45 degrees.
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
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)
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
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
jerk n cheez