Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, TN 09/14/18

Trails: Sauls Mound Overlook, Outer Loop Trail, Ducknest Access, Boardwalk Loop, Nature Trail, Eastern Citadel, Central Mound Group Length: 4mi View Photo Gallery The first stop of the road trip was at a place I first visited briefly some 12 years ago, Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park.  The Native American complex is the largest group... Continue Reading →

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Exploring Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, TN

https://youtu.be/EjCJzI9grXg The Native American complex is the largest group of Middle Woodland mounds in the United States, and Sauls’ Mound, the name for the great temple mound is the second highest surviving mound in the US at 72 feet tall.  This video explores almost every single mound in the state park, including the geometric earthworks... Continue Reading →

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 →

Overnight Hiking / Camping Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness WMA, TN 09/04/16-09/05/16

Trails:Polly Branch Falls Trail, Caney Fork River Trail, Jenny Branch Falls Trail, Chestnut Mountain Ranch Trail, Welch Point Day Use Area Distance: 10 miles [View Photo Gallery] Ever since I hiked the Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness in 2009, I'd wondered about the trails on the other side of the road. Those trails are part of... Continue Reading →

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