Next Meeting: May 15, 2013
Program: Northern Tier Cross Country Bike Trek
From Anacortes, WA to Bar Harbour, Maine
The Vulcan Trail Association
The Vulcan Trail Association is a non-profit group representing outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy non-motorized activities. We are located in, around, and out of the Birmingham area. NOTE: If our web site isn't up to date, please bear with us, it just means we're out hiking, biking, canoeing, orienteering.......you get the idea.......
Various trip leaders plan many trips during the year and there is always room for the impromptu weekend getaway. All skill and endurance levels are recognized - from the 7-day expeditions in the Rockies to the weekend family trips in the Smokies.
Monthly meetings are held at 7:00 pm at the Hoover Library on the third Wednesday of every month except November, December, and July. And February, 2013.
While the main purpose of the group is to promote hiking and backpacking in Alabama and surroundings areas, the group is actively involved in rafting, canoeing, biking, Oak Mountain search and rescue support, and environmental issues. We maintain a section of the Pinhoti from Adamís Gap to Chandlerís Gap and participate in Ruffner Mountain and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve activities.
About the VTA
The Vulcan Trail Association was formed in 1977. Founding members include Vivian and Tom Lamb, Les Miller, Steve Spencer and (at that time, Cathy Spencer); James and Mary Ann Jenkins. Over the years the club has sponsored many activities such as backpacking and canoe camping classes through UABís Special Studies, Second Sunday Hikes at Oak Mountain, National Trails Day events, and regular participation in Oak Mountain rescue practices. Members of the VTA were and are instrumental in the early and current activities of the Vulcan Orienteering Club and Ruffner Mountain, an urban preserve located in downtown Birmingham.
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