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 →

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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!

2017 Year In Review

2017 was a great year, the highlight of course marrying the love of my life Robin L Calhoun last May. We've taken a number of road trips together, and while perhaps not as far reaching as the places I visited in 2016, there was much beauty to be found. As always, a number of new trails nearby... 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 →

Green Mountain Preserve, AL 03/19/17

Trails: Alum Cave Trail, East Plateau Loop, West Plateau Loop, *unnamed unfinished trail*, Oak Hill Trail, Buzzard Falls Trail Distance: 4.5 miles [View Photo Gallery] I first hiked this new preserve before it was even named last year, and quickly fell in love with it. It has a certain feel to the place that the... Continue Reading →

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