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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Travelogue: Upper Elam Creek, Bankhead National Forest, AL 2/7/18

Welcome to the first of a Wednesday series of Adventure Travelogues! Every Wednesday after a hike I'll have a new video with a montage of photos and video. Unlike the "Exploring..." series, which is meant to cover larger areas and no narration, these videos will likely cover small areas, and I'll work to talk about... Continue Reading →

Kayaking in the snow!

Had a great adventure today exploring some stretches of woods nearby, and then set out kayaking in the snow!  Fantastic day!  I'm still trying to figure out how to get Facebook and WordPress synched up, so until then I'll keep making these posts that just link back to the gallery there.  Also, I've put up... Continue Reading →

Frozen Waterfalls of Bankhead National Forest

Here's a video montage of the waterfall extravaganza of this past weekend's ice hikes in Bankhead and Sipsey Wilderness. Included are Turkeyfoot Falls, Mize Mill Falls, Kinlock Falls, Parker Falls, Caney Creek Falls, Holmes Chapel Falls, Feather Hawk Falls, and Fall Creek Falls. What a great adventure! Hope you all had the chance to enjoy it,... Continue Reading →

Sipsey On Ice!

Sipsey On Ice, January 2018. 8 years to the weekend I last saw ice formations of this magnitude. Today I visited Turkeyfoot Falls, Mize Mill Falls, Kinlock Falls, Parker Falls, Upper Caney Creek Falls, Holmes Chapel Falls with a short stop at Brushy Lake. Here's the highlights from the day! #sipsey #wilderness #bankhead #getoutside #alabama#waterfall See more photos here!

Skipping Rocks!

One last cold night....I wandered down to the lake with Lulu, The Dog Wonder, and later, with Robin to skip rocks and take in the sunset. They made some crazy sounds! It was interesting to see how those sounds changed from one area of the lake to another. If you get the chance, find yourself... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Day Hike 2018!

I decided to wait a week on the Sipsey adventure. Instead, I set out on a hike on the latest trails at Green Mountain Nature Preserve. Braving some extremely cold wind chills for North Alabama, I covered almost five miles in search for ice formations and good waterfalls on the Alum Hollow,Talus, Ranger and Stone... Continue Reading →

One Last Adventure for 2017…

Well, here's one last adventure for 2017. Late this afternoon we decided to brave the cold and check out the cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, hoping to spot some of the elusive whooping cranes. They were nowhere to be seen, but the thousands of sandhill cranes and many other waterfowl put on a show for... Continue Reading →

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