Pinhoti Trail: A Little Bit of Road Walking

Day: 31

Yesterday’s Goals:

Get to a river crossing to camp and lay my gear out to dry.

Activities of The Day:

I slept great last night! We woke up this morning at 7:00 and were walking by 8:00. The first several miles today were excellent and easy road miles. My knee didn’t like it, but I pushed through. Funny, Matt and his dad discussed some possible geese ahead on the road. As we got closer, I explained that I did not bring my glasses, so I didn’t see anything they were discussing. I could tell there was something there; I didn’t know what it was or wasn’t. We had a good laugh over that. The branch had them fooled for a while.

Later, we got onto the trail again, where it was confusing where to go. So we went where we thought we needed to go; that was not the trail we found out later. This part that we went down was straight up and down. The pictures do not do it justice at all.

Taken at Waist Level

Taken Looking Back up The Trail

As we were walking, we came to a beautiful waterfall.


Then, we came to one of two water crossings.

Water Crossing

At lunchtime, we all hung our clothes out to dry them.

Yard Sale

Road walking happened again after lunch, and I found another waterfall.

Road Walk Waterfall

This is awesome to see in someone’s front yard.

Eagle Picture

We came to the second water crossing. It was not impressive, and I was tired, so I did not take a picture of it. We stopped there for the day as a climb was ahead of us with no camping areas marked on FarOut.

End Of Day Photo

What’s Ahead:


Keown Falls is in the middle of the day with a little bit of ridge walking,




See Keown Falls and make it to the top of a ridge 15 miles out of Dalton


Mileage of the day: 11
Mileage on Trail: 253/350
Days on Trail: 31
Number of Zero’s: 4
Number of Nero’s:4
States: Alabama, Georgia
Trails completed:
The good: Easy road walking
The Bad: My knee is having issues
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