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

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pta facebook.

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pinhoti links.

pinhoti fkt.

al etrail guide.

al snail trail


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

- youtube

- instagram

- 2018 al/ga pinhoti thruhike video series

michelle's thru hike also provided the gps trail measurement for the pinhoti guthook app.

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.

turkey track
-- 2005.
-- 2006.
-- 2007.
-- 2008.
-- 2009.
-- 2010.
-- 2011.
-- 2012.
-- 2013.
-- 2014.
-- 2015.


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.

~~~~~~~~~ trail.
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.

this n that.
alabama ycc.
an appalachian trail.
as the crow flies.
at connector.
backpacker magazine.
black bear safety.
bluffton al.
building section 4.
bull - bulls gap.
cave spring, ga.
cellphone service.
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.
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: 2021.
ultralight gearlist: 2008.
wildlife - eco restore.
zen running.


wildlife / ecosystem restoration areas.

US Forest Service / S10 ~ 7.9 ~ Coleman Lake Trailhead

​(woodpecker farm :)

Welcome to the Talladega National Forest

Can you see two different types of forest here?
The ridgetop area of pine trees with an open park-like setting are managed for the 
endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, and other species such as quail, turkey and fox 
squirrel. The red-cockaded woodpecker requires the open areas you see here to survive.

The hardwood trees in the drainages or valleys are managed for wildlife, and to protect 
water quality.

The Forest Service ensures that ecosystems survive through the wise use of timber 
management and prescribed fire. A variety of ecosystems provide for a diverse, healthy 
and productive forest.

Where did they go?
Longleaf forests once stretched from Virginia through Florida and west to Texas.

Today, only enough longleaf forests remain to fill an area the size of Virginia. Most of this 
ecosystem was lost when wildfires were no longer allowed to burn naturally, and when 
lands were cleared for crops, timber and grazing.

The longleaf forests are linked to the declining of some wildlife species such as the fox 
squirrel, red-cockaded woodpecker and Bachman's sparrow.

Over 190 species of plants associated with longleaf ecosystems are considered to be 

The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker usually selects older, living longleaf pines to 
build a cavity for nesting and roosting. Depending on the age of the tree, it can take this 
bird six months to several years to construct a cavity.

One of the greatest influences on the longleaf ecosystems is FIRE.
In the Talladega National Forest, controlled or prescribed burns are used to mimic 
natural fires. You may see Forest Service employees conducting these burns, which are 
necessary to maintain this important ecosystem.

This ecosystem requires regular prescribed burns to:
encourage re-growth of native plants,
reduce wildfire hazards,
enhance wildlife habitat, and
maintain the open, park-like setting you see here.

The plants and animals you may see or hear today need fire to survive. This Longleaf Pine 
ecosystem is a fire dependant community

^ climb up.

​​​​​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