JSU Field Schools & the Anniston Outdoor Association present the Second Saturday Pinhoti Day Hike of Dugger Mountain on May 11, 2013.
This will be the fifth in a series of second Saturday hikes being offered by the AOA and JSU Field School with the goal of section hiking the entire Pinhoti Trail in Alabama. This month’s hike will be an 8.8 mile trek over Duggar Mountain located in the Duggar Mountain Wilderness Area of the Talladega National Forest. This section of the Pinhoti runs from Forest Service Road 500 to the Burns Trailhead located on Cleburne County Road 55 (also known as Rabbitttown Road). The section is rated difficult due to its 1250 ft. elevation gain and basically ascends up the side of the mountain, follows along the mountain ridge, and then descends back down the mountain. Points of interest along the way include native plant life, the site of the removed Duggar Mountain Fire Tower, panoramic views of the Piedmont countryside, remains of an 1990’s era plane crash, Jones Branch Road, and the old Pinky Burns home site. Sturdy hiking boots or shoes, a lunch, and plenty of water are recommended for this hike.
The departure time and location for this outing will be 8:00 a.m. from the Winn Dixie parking lot in Jacksonville. Bring a day pack with snacks, water and lunch. Dress in layers for cooler morning and warmer afternoon. Wear appropriate hiking foot gear.
This outing is free to AOA members while non-members are asked to pay a nominal $5.00 per person fee.
Please contact Keith Hudson by phone at 256-231-7675/256-239-8746 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional information or plan to participate in this hike.