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 →


Exploring Bankhead National Forest: Upper Hubbard & Basin Creeks

Welcome to the first of a Sunday series of "Exploring..." videos! Each week, or every other week, I'll explore a new place with a montage of photos and video highlighting some of the great sights and sounds you'll find out there. This week we venture to a lesser known but awesome place in the Bankhead... 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 →

Tallulah Gorge State Park, GA 08/20/17

Trails: North Rim Trail, South Rim Trail, Hurricane Falls Trail Distance: 5 miles [View Photo Gallery] One of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia, Tallulah is the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi River, and something that had been on my bucket list for some time. So, when I discovered it was a mere half... Continue Reading →

Marbut Bend, TVA Lands, AL 04/17/17

Trails: Marbut Bend Trail, unnamed trail Distance: 1.5 miles [View Photo Gallery] There's not many trails in this area that I've yet to set foot on, and even rarer are those I've never heard of. The Marbut Bend Trail, part of TVA's sprawling series of public properties fits both those categories. On a weekend that... Continue Reading →

Nickajack Cave Wildlife Refuge, TN 04/01/17

Trails: Boardwalk Trail Distance: 1 miles [View Photo Gallery] I discovered the Nickajack Cave Wildlife Refuge by pure accident one day while researching places to hike around Chattanooga, TN. My real interest in the area was of the Little Cedar Small Wild Area, one of the many hiking spots the TVA maintains along the Tennessee... Continue Reading →

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