Almost all of the members of the Peach State Overland team have been impacted by ALS through friends and/or family. Our Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Cousins, and beloved co-workers of our team have all had to fight this awful disease so we are passionate in supporting the ongoing search for a cure. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated in honor of PSO team member Steven’s cousin Mikey Post who is currently fighting ALS.
EVENT INFO: #MMMR2016
Alabama’s Talladega National Forest 600-1 and 600-2. See the Event Schedule for more details
WE ARE RIDING TO HONOR THOSE IMPACTED BY LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE (ALS) AND SPREAD AWARENESS OF THE URGENCY TO FIND TREATMENTS AND A CURE.
TO ATTEND THE RIDE, WE ARE ASKING THAT ALL ATTENDEES DONATE AT LEAST $10 CASH PER VEHICLE TO JOIN THE RIDE
DONATIONS OF $20 OR MORE PER VEHICLE WILL RECEIVE 2 PEACH STATE OVERLAND STICKERS AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
(9:30am – 10:00am EST)
Meeting Point in Georgia is the Cedarcrest Point parking lot behind Anytime Fitness and Kode3 Web Solutions
GPS Coordinates: 34°02’17.1″N 84°46’32.5″W
Activities: Meeting and caravanning from here to the Alabama meeting spot
(10:00am – 12:00pm EST)
Driving to Alabama’s meeting spot
(12pm – 12:30pm EST)
Meeting Point in AL is the Cheaha State Park Visitor Center Parking Lot
GPS Coordinates: 33°28’38.4″N 85°48’33.0″W
Activities: Snacks available for purchase at the visitor center here and there are public bathroom facilities
(12:30pm – 1:30pm EST)
Driving to the trail head of 600-1 at its south-most point
Coordinates: 33.196514, -86.063385
(1:30pm – 4:30pm EST)
Ride 600-1 up to the trail head of 600-2
600-1 is a fairly tight trail when it comes to trees, so some pin striping may occur. The trail is stock vehicle friendly with the possible need for a spotter in a few rutted out points. There are two beautiful overlooks on this trail that get better as we go. The first is a “power line overlook” (33.26345395996115 , -86.08452537297815) where from the trail there is some beautiful scenery and we will stop here briefly to walk up the 30ft hiking trail to get the full panoramic view of both sides of the mountain. The second overlook is a rock face that gives a full 180 degree view of the west valley (33.31159763414783 , -86.06942082017595) where the view from here is as far as the sky will allow to the horizon.
After 600-1 is completed we will split up into 2 groups:
(Group 1) — Those who want to tackle 600-2 (4:30pm – 7:30pm EST)
We recommend you only going on this trail if you have at least all-terrain tires, and ideally some armor. A lift with 32-33″ tires is preferred to make the trail more comfortable and less stressful. 600-2 has a lot of deep ruts and sections with fairly large rocks in combination with the ruts. There are also, depending on how recently it rained, two roughly 1 ft deep mud holes cannot be avoided towards the north end of the trail.
Estimated trail time: 2-3 hours
(Group 2) — Those who do not want to tackle 600-2 (4:30pm – 6:00pm EST)
This group will take the gravel roads left at 600-2’s south-most trail head and go up 310 to 637 to finish off the day
Estimated Trail time: 2.5 hours