Went for a hike this past week in the Talladega National Forest/Cheaha Wilderness. Did the Skyway, Chinabee, Pinhoti loop starting at Adams Gap.
Went primarily to try out the sleeping bag underquilt project I had done. Yea it was hot enough I didn’t need it, but wanted to try it anyway, and note the difference in topside and bottom side temps.
The trails were in good shape mostly, with some small patches on the Skyway loop heavily overgrown.
All creeks are at minimum flow, with just small trickles if flowing at all. Some are just scattered pools, and all the seasonal water, small springs are dried up. Including the one at the Chinabee Pinhoti intersection. But there were two very small ones between the intersection and Adams Gap still.
My underquilt worked good, it was of course to hot to keep it pulled up tight but I did at the start of the night and it got warm quickly, since I was laying with just a sheet the it was easy to tell that the bottom side was definitely warmer than the top. Hopefully this fall I will get some good use out of it.
Here are some random pics from the trip….