Our traditional President's-Day-Weekend-Backpacking-trip took us to the Blue Mountain Shelter on the Pinhoti Trail in the Talledega National Forest in eastern Alabama. The weekend was C-O-L-D, but we were prepared. Also, the abundance of biomass fuel (a.k.a "firewood") in the forest helped us make a great fire to keep us warm. We only had to exercise caution once or twice to avoid burning down the shelter!