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 →

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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 →

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 →

Monte Sano Preserve, AL 08/20/16

Trails: Oak Park Trail, Bankhead Trail, Flat Rock Trail, Buzzards Roost Trail Distance: 5 miles [View Photo Gallery] I took almost six weeks “off” from hiking after the roadtrip to rest, let my knees recover, and really process all of the wonderful places I was able to explore. Hiking late summer in north Alabama is... Continue Reading →

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