I made the news!! (video)

I'd mentioned a while back about being a North Alabama Ambassador for Visit North Alabama and the video series with WAFF 48 News about favorite places to hike in North Alabama. Well the first of the three has started airing today. I've not been able to catch it, but here's a video link for it.... Continue Reading →

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Exploring Bankhead National Forest: Key Mill Branch (video)

https://youtu.be/YFmfxCmaTDU #bankhead #waterfalls #keymill A trip down one of the most scenic areas in Bankhead National Forest. There's no official trails, though we used part of a horse trail to get back to the road. Saw nine waterfalls, but there are more along this stretch. We got caught in a heavy storm and missed the... Continue Reading →

Exploring Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge: Walking with the Cahaba Lilies (video)

https://youtu.be/rTFcx13nO8A Exploring Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge, Walking with the lilies. This trip we parked at possibly the most easiest spot to access them, along River Trace, and walked up river from the beach, and nearly all the way across the river. As the text notes at the start of the video, there is VERY LITTLE... Continue Reading →

Exploring South Cumberland State Park, TN: Grundy Day Loop (video)

https://youtu.be/0US89-2sRMM #fierygizzard #southcumberland #waterfalls This short 2 mile loop leads through a canyon on Big Fiery Gizzard Creek, along the northernmost portion of the Fiery Gizzard Trail. There are massive eastern hemlocks and lots of cascades. The two largest waterfalls along this loop, Blue Hole Falls and Hanes Hole Falls, are small, but beautiful. Thanks... Continue Reading →

Last night was a first…

Last night I left work early to go assist in a search and rescue operation for an injured hiker in Bankhead National Forest. This was really my first true experience in a situation like this, and these SAR folks were amazing. I don’t know how much my being there helped in any of it, as... Continue Reading →

Exploring Bankhead National Forest: We found a waterfall wonderland! (video)

https://youtu.be/Z3F3LiG615s An off trail adventure earlier in the year where we found 14 waterfalls along several unnamed streams. One of these falls is among my favorite I've found (so far) that doesn't have a name. In addition to the awesome waterfalls, we creek walked in knee deep water in March through small rapids and beneath... Continue Reading →

Exploring South Cumberland State Park: Foster Falls Small Wild Area (video)

https://youtu.be/tpgtOJbMStY At the southern end of the Fiery Gizzard Trail is 60ft Foster Falls, one of the most scenic falls around the Chattanooga area. This video we take a trip down Fiery Gizzard Creek to see the falls, taking the Climbers loop past some amazing bluffs. We'd follow the Fiery Gizzard Trail north through most... Continue Reading →

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