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Finding Pinhoti

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Jan 10, 2021

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On a cold New Year’s Eve our crew loaded up with blankets and a full thermos of hot chocolate in hand and headed out to explore one of Georgia’s OHV trails.  The Rock Creek and Tatum Lead ORV trail is located between Chatsworth and Elijay near Fort Mountain in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forrest.  We had an absolute blast, riding over 30 miles that day! Throughout parts of the ride, we kept seeing white trail markers with a black turkey foot symbol.  As it turned out, those markers indicated we were following a portion of the Pinhoti Trail.   Pinhoti is the Creek Indian word for turkey’s home. The Pinhoti Trail is a 335+ mile foot trail running from Flagg Mountain in Alabama and ties into the Appalachian trail through the Benton MacKaye trail atop Springer Mountain.

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