Applied Trails Research provided support to IMBA’s Trail Solutions for development of a trail plan on Coldwater Mountain near Anniston, Alabama.
Applied Trails Research created digital base maps for field staff use on Garmin GPS units. Base maps on these units greatly improved field staff’s efficiency as they scouted the 5,500 acre site. Applied Trails Research developed draft and final trail planning maps from notes and data provided by field staff. The Coldwater Mountain trails will provide a great recreation resource as a destination trail system with multiple trailheads and connectivity to the local communities in the near future.
The scope of this project required utilization of a trail numbering system. The trails are classed by difficulty and connect into the surrounding communities via fourteen trailheads around the perimeter of the site.