Talladega Creek

 

 

 

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Our family recently visited the Talladega Creek located in the Talladega Nation Forest.

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We spent some time tubing down a small section close to the Waldo cover bridge that was fairly calm. The creek begins around Mt. Cheaha, which is tallest point in the state and ends in the Coosa River located around Childersburg, Alabama. The section of creek between Skyway Motorway (Alabama Highway 281) and Waldo Bridge at Alabama Highway 77 is fairly popular and is said to have some class III rapids.

 

 

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Other times we hiked on several different trails in the area. One of the trails is the Pinhoti Trail. Pinhoti is said to be the Creeks name for turkey. This trail is 335 miles long. The southern terminus is on Flagg Mountain located near Weogufka, Alabama.

 

 

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The trail’s northern terminus is where it joins the Benton MacKaye Trail. It is a part of the Eastern Continental Trail and the Great Eastern Trail. Both are very long-distance US hiking trails connecting multiple states. Of course we turned around after about three miles.

 

 

 

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We stayed in a wonderful cottage located at Triple Creek Farm. It is on the banks of Talladega Creek. They say that gold used to be mined in the area, but we didn’t find any.

 

 

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The 20 acre farm is surrounded by the Talladega National Forest.

 

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If you plan to be in the area feel free to contact Maggie at Vacation Rental By Owner for more information.

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Tony Triolo July 26, 2014 at 7:51 am #

    Great work as usual. We need to do a road trip together soon.

    • Phillip July 26, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

      Thanks Tony. I’m game. I’ve been wanting to up to Winston County or maybe go back to Stephen’s Gap Cavern before the sun drops too low to make those beautiful rays.

  2. Jimi Jones July 28, 2014 at 6:07 am #

    Beautiful series of shots, Phillip. The water droplets really enhance those scenes. Nice work, as always. 🙂

    • Phillip July 28, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

      Thanks Jimi. I think that we had rain on about 5 out of 7 days. To think about it, we could use a little of that rain now.

  3. Andrew August 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    A superb series of images, Phillip. Beautifully presented as usual!

    • Phillip August 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

      Thank you Andrew, this was a great place to get just away.

  4. Otto von Münchow September 1, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    You have captured some delightful images around Talladega Creek. Great work as always – as Tony Triolo points to. My favourite is the fourth from the top, the one of the green leaf. The tones are beautiful and the soft light brings out all the structure and delicacy in the leaf. Another favourite is the last one.

    • Phillip September 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

      Thank you Otto. I appreciate your comment.

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