The Alabama Hiking Trail Society River Region is raising money to fund the restoration project for the cabins at Flagg Mountain and the stairs and windows within the tower. The cost for the stairs alone in the tower is $19,000. Our current project is the cabin restoration because they have incurred the most damage that needs to be repaired before more damage happens. One of the cabins will actually be the host cabin for the caretaker that will be watching over the area. The total of $15,000 is just an estimate to fully restore one cabin, and we have successfully been able to restore power to the cabins and we have removed the lead paint so we are in the process of bonding the lead paint. The windows alone will be roughly $2,000 for the host cabin and that does not count any cost that may incur when we start the framing. There is some structural damage to the cabin so the cabin will be in need of foundation correction as well. The Alabama Hiking Trail Society is donating all the labor but we need your help with the materials to continue this work. Every donation will help even it's only $5.00. We thank you for your donation. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Callie Thornton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and if you would like to make an online donation we have set up a fundraiser on Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/donate/10210859322861225/. Otherwise feel free to mail donations to PO Box 235 Rockford, Alabama 35136 made out to Alabama Hiking Trail Society memo Flagg Mountain.

 

Thank you for all your donations!

 

Callie Thornton

The 2017 AHTS Annual Conference and General Meeting is planned for March 24-26th at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo! We have great facilities available and will be arranging the accommodations and Registration Form. Information will be published soon so keep a watch out in your inbox!

 

Short brief history from Blue Mt Shelter  Log book :  
 
12/16/13 - Placed log book on work trip with Marion Campbell.  
 
02/11/14 - Ice storm does major damage to top of Cheaha   
 
02/18/14 - 02/19/14    Blister Bob & John clear trail.  
 
03/01/14  Larry Warren & John clear Bald Rock Trail
 
04/06/15  I cleared Bald Rock Trail  
 
10/24/15  Day Hike by Marion & Emily Campbell & friends
 
11/14/15  AHTS work trip hauled out tarp and 2 buckets of trash  
 
Late July 2016  cleared trail from AL281 to Bald Rock trail  Marion & Emily Campbell, JNC
             Shelter needs new broom and a metal mailbox with new log book  
 
Click through to see some pictures from the trail..
 

The maps for the Alabama Roadwalk portion of the ECT is now posted on the website.

Simply hover your mouse over Trails and Maps then Eastern Continental Trail and the you will see the link for the Alabama Roadwalk at the bottom of the small submenu that pops up.