September 2018 Blog Update

Hey folks, I'm still writing and editing more than a bit. This blog isn't on hiatus, but it will likely be October before I have any new posts up. Too much happening elsewhere at the moment. I hope to get the rest of the 2017 entries online, and the first half of 2018 sometime the... Continue Reading →

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YakGear Assault Paddle Review (video)

https://youtu.be/e-PB-9TN5OI YakGear Assault Paddle. A lightweight tactical paddle that's of great use casting off and grabbing hold of things, especially along the shore. This is especially great on fresh water paddles with a current. It's small enough to fit beside you in the seat, or somewhere within reach. I may modify my kayak later and... Continue Reading →

Exploring Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge: Island Kayak Adventure, Barren Fork Creek (video)

https://youtu.be/Hz-EVrh11DA Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Kayaking Barren Fork Creek. An upstream paddle to a two acre island with a cool swampy area, signs of spring, and lots of birds. The water was clear and shallow, too shallow at times. (Just a note: I don't talk much during the paddling portion, but I do narrate some... Continue Reading →

Exploring Sipsey Wilderness: Rippey Cabin (video)

https://youtu.be/-p3VzDkKS3c An interesting little spot hidden off trail in the Sipsey Wilderness. I've always enjoyed visiting this spot. Hope you enjoy the walk through! If you like, subscribe! New videos every Sunday! Please Practice Leave No Trace!-- https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles ---------------- Social Media ------------ More than 20,000 photos of all my adventures are on my website-- http://www.weathermansam.com... Continue Reading →

Exploring Harvest Square Nature Preserve: Eagle & Beaver Dam Trail Loop (Video)

An oasis in an urban environment in the northern part of Madison county is the Land Trust's Harvest Square Preserve. Several miles of trail traverse a variety of landscapes, but this video covers the loop closest from the trailhead, a walk along Terry Pond, views of the wildflowers that grow here and a brief exploration... Continue Reading →

Exploring Blevins Gap Preserve, AL: Jones Valley Loop Trail (Video)

https://youtu.be/Bwbq122W_XI A new trail for Blevins Gap Preserve here in 2019! This wonderful little one mile loop trail starts out from the Fanning Trailhead, and wanders a mile or so along Bailey Cove Branch. Lots of cascades, ferns, mosses and small boulder gardens make this trail a wonderful addition to the Huntsville "waterfall family". Hope... Continue Reading →

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