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    Another welcome from Gadsden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidbilly View Post
    Another welcome from Gadsden.
    I will be close to Gadsden on the first weekend of August. I will be with my son's troop as we backpack north on the Pinhoti trail. Yes, I plan to be hanging while most of the boys are sleeping on the ground!! My son has already been eyeballing my rig, I told him Christmas was coming.....

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    wyleone:
    keep us informed of when your trip will beon the Pinhoti, if we can make it we would like to meet up with you and hang around a while!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    wyleone:
    keep us informed of when your trip will beon the Pinhoti, if we can make it we would like to meet up with you and hang around a while!!!!!!!
    Yes, let us know when you're heading up here. My boys and I have hiked the entire Alabama Pinhoti and are working on the Georgia sections. If you or the scouts need anything please don't hesitate to ask.

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    I will let you know when time gets a little closer. We are tentatively set for the beginning of August. We will be doing the first 15 miles if the Pinhoti....Unless you have any recommendations of a section that we should do first. The Backpackers in the troop have done 13 miles in a day in south AL, but the terrain will definitely be a factor for them. We need to do a minimum of 15 miles for the Merit badge requirement, which will not be a problem for them as they have 3 days to do it. Some nice scenery would be awesome as they have only seen endless pine forests so far.

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    Lots of Pinhoti info here:http://pinhotitrailalliance.org/sitemap.html

    Sections 5&6 or sections 9&10 would be good. 5/6 are probably a little more difficult(rocky) but scenic,crossing the Cheaha Wilderness and ending at Cheaha State Park. Sections 9/10 are a good mix of mountains and deep valleys. Passing three lakes, a historic church and a mountain longleaf pine restoration area named " The Woodpecker Farm". The Talladega National Forest has it's pine plantations, but they have also preserved some bio-diversity too. You'll see plenty of oaks, hickories,sweet gum,yellow poplar, eastern cedars and the old beeches in the hollows.

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    Lots of Pinhoti info here:http://pinhotitrailalliance.org/sitemap.html

    Sections 5&6 or sections 9&10 would be good. 5/6 are probably a little more difficult(rocky) but scenic,crossing the Cheaha Wilderness and ending at Cheaha State Park. Sections 9/10 are a good mix of mountains and deep valleys. Passing three lakes, a historic church and a mountain longleaf pine restoration area named " The Woodpecker Farm". The Talladega National Forest has it's pine plantations, but they have also preserved some bio-diversity too. You'll see plenty of oaks, hickories,sweet gum,yellow poplar, eastern cedars and the old beeches in the hollows.

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