Route: Pin-Chin-Sky (aka Skyway) Loop (AL)

Alabama, US
18 mi
Vertical Gain
3,300 ft

Pin-Chin-Sky, also known as the Skyway Loop, is a ~17 mile loop utilizing the Pinhoti Trail, Chinnabee Silent Trail, and Skyway Loop Trail, in the South Cheaha Wilderness. 3200’ vert. Numerous water crossings.

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Planning to take an unsupported stab at the FKT tomorrow, Feb 29, 2020.  Likely starting at Chinnabee, going clockwise.

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I'm planning to make an attempt at the female unsupported record tomorrow, March 21, 2020. I will likely start at Turnipseed gap and go clockwise

Weather looks good friday, so will be going for it an unsupported effort if all the trails are still open.

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Planning to attempt an unsupported fkt tomorrow—counterclockwise from Adam’s gap

Just to disambiguate: attempted the loop on 01/27 and made several wrong turns at creek crossings etc. Took notes and snagged the FKT on second go on 02/11, still made some wrong turns but not so bad. If others are interested in getting out there and are unfamiliar with the loop drop me a line and happy to share beta on the areas that tripped me up the most. Will add to the trip report to reflect some of that as well.