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Jeff "STINGER" Parnakian
State: California
Country: USA
Begins: Mar 8, 2012
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Mar 13th, 2012
Start: Anniston al
End: Cave spring ga

Journal Stats
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Pinhoti trail al/ga

After finishing the Florida trail I headed to Andalusia to get a couple packages from the post office. Found out that there isn't a greyhound station there! Thanks google! I was not planning on doing the road walk connector to get to the Pinhoti trail anyway. My friend John who I met a few days back said he would give me a ride to evergreen where I could get a greyhound. Long story short I ended up in anniston al where I walked to where the Pinhoti trail crossed the 431 in the Talladega national forest. So basically I skipped the first 97 miles of the trail. Kinda a bummer but I could not find a decent way of getting to the southern terminus without doing at least a 50 mile road march. After getting on the trail I felt back at home. Nice to be in some mountains again. Lots of creeks and springs. Saw a few white tail. Made a nice camp on a hilltop.
After a good nights sleep I continued up the trail. Had a great day. Saw a few day hikers and car campers. It was a Saturday so everyones out. Passed sweetwater lake which was pretty cool. Camped at laurel shelter. The next day was overcast most of the day. Saw only one day hiker with her dog. Passed a couple nice lakes. Went through the small but nice Dugger wilderness. Camped at the Dugger mountain shelter. Had a crappy nights sleep as it got hot and muggy. Left camp with the hope of getting my 20 miles in before the rain hit. It was a good hike despite the drizzly weather. Made it to Davis mountain shelter by 3pm right as the rain started. Tomorrow Georgia!!! It rained on and off all night. Woke up in the fog and headed out. Did the climb up flagpole mt and hit the al/ga border on the other side. Nice to be in the state that the AT starts! Hiked into Cave spring ga. Staying at the creek side inn motel. Did laundry and about to resupply at the local grocery. Will head out in the morning. Supposed to be record setting highs tomorrow, should be fun!

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