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2006 Adventures

...the year in review...
I tackled a few more road trips this year than usual, mostly due to an old friend coming to visit. The exploratory highlight of the year remains a story I still love to tell, of riding six hours on New Year's Eve to the southern tip of Illinois to eat a BBQ sandwich from a "legendary" place called Shemwell's. The year also featured a trip to the Mississippi Petrified Forest, the only petrified forest east of the Mississippi River, and my first ever trip to the Sipsey Wilderness back in Alabama. Other highlights include The Muddy Boot Clan's inaugural trip to the Talladega National Forest, and a canoe trip on Bluff Lake at Noxubee Wildlife Refuge.

All Hiking Adventures

[Camping Trips in RED, Cabin stays in BLUE]
Date Preview Locations Length Photos Journal
Dec 31 Fort Defiance Park, IL
+ city of Cairo, IL and Jefferson Memorial Cross, KY
Dec 31 Pinson Mounds Historic State Park, TN
unnamed trails
1 mi
Dec 23 Little River Canyon National Preserve, AL
Eberhart Trail, Lower Two Mile Trail
2.5 mi
Dec 16 Tannehill State Park, AL
no trails
Dec 11 Old Cahawaba Archaeological Park, AL
Nature Trail, old roads
1 mi
Dec 10 Shiloh National Military Park, TN
unnamed trails
Nov 4 Noxubee Hills Trail System, MS
Log Jump Trail, Sheep Ranch Trail
5.6 mi
Oct 21-22 Talladega National Forest, AL
Cheaha State Park,Cave Creek Trail, Odum Scout Trail, Chinnabee Silent Trail, Pinhoti Trail
21 mi
Oct 7 Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, MS
Bluff Lake Canoeing
1.5 mi
Sep 23-24 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Thompson Creek Trail
5 mi
Sep 17 Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, MS
Trail of Big Trees
3 mi
Aug 6 Winterville Mounds State Historic Site, MS
unnamed trails
1 mi
Jul 10 Natchez Trace Parkway, MS
Starkville, MS to Tupelo, MS, Bynum Mounds Site, Owl Creek Mounds Site
0.5 mi
Jul 3 Talladega National Forest, AL
Chinnabee Lake, Chinnabee Trail
5.5 mi
Jun 30 Plymouth Bluff Research Center, MS
unnamed trails
1.5 mi
Jun 4 Hugh White State Park, MS
Lost Bluff Hiking Trail
2.2 mi
May 21 Nanih Waiya State Park, MS
unnamed trail to the top of the mound
0.25 mi
Mar 12-13 Lake Lowndes State Park
Opossum Nature Trail
3.5 mi
Jan 1 Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, MS
Beaver Dam Trail
4 mi