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By Patricia Stenger Sharpe

A needs to for each severe walker, this useful pocket guidie offers info at the many climbing trails to be had within the scenic country of Alabama. An avid hiker herself, Pat Sharpe has been there, is aware the terrain, the flowers and the fauna, the pitfalls . . . and the amazing fantastic thing about the country skilled from it mountaineering trails. 

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M. M. daily. There is no entrance fee, but there are fees for camping. For more information contact TVA, Norris, Tennessee 37828. 7 miles Description: The trailhead is located at the far southern end of the campground in a small parking area with a sign. 7 miles, maintained by TVA, makes an easy hike for the whole family, if used as a walk-in and return on the same route. It follows the lakeshore closely around the Thompson Reservation point, through a draw known as Pumpkin Hollow and into the undeveloped Honeycomb Creek Small Wild Area.

The over 25,000-acre area features an unusual variety in topography, lying as it does at the intersection of the Cumberland section of the Appalachian Plateau and the Gulf Coastal Plain. This variety also exists in the vegetation to be found in the canyons and ridges of the Sipsey, where large numbers of mosses, wildflowers, grasses, and ferns flourish. Hiking trails here exhibit this same variation, and though most are well marked and frequently traveled, all offer some physical challenge through this heavily forested and rugged country.

These designations are all based on the average adult Page 3 in reasonable health, not professional mountaineers, triathletes, or masochists. S. O. Box O, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35486, for a modest fee. Trail shops usually carry USGS quads of local areas and popular hiking and camping areas. State road maps may be enough in some cases, but where the markings on trails are faint, USGS maps are extremely helpful. Most of the state parks will furnish maps of their facilities if asked, as will the forest service, sometimes for a small fee.

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