Monday, March 10, 2008

Oh, This Would be Interesting

The Birmingham (AL) News reports on 9 March 2008 under the headline "Alabama connection to Appalachian Trail set to open" and byline Thomas Spencer that Alabama's Pinhoti Trail has been completed as
"the fulfillment of a vision first articulated in 1925, a feat that will be celebrated next Sunday with the official opening of the Pinhoti Trail's connection to the Appalachian Trail."
What could get real interesting is the debate that could follow:
"The Pinhoti also stretches south and will eventually be completed to Flagg Mountain in Coosa County, the southernmost mountain of the Appalachian mountain system. Backers hope eventually to make the case for getting the Alabama extension recognized as the official southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, which would require an act of Congress."
The article sketches out, very briefly, the history of the Pinhoti.

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