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2008 Adventures



...the year in review...
Justin and I kicked off the year though with a Sipsey hike of our own, finally making it to the fabled Big Tree in the heart of the Sipsey Wilderness. I discovered new preserves, like Wade Mountain, and unheard of places, such as Pisgah Gorge in Northeast Alabama. I had finally started to settle in camping solo, tackling a longer overnight stay at Cane Creek Canyon in the northwest part of the state. The end of the year brought my first foray into Tennessee hiking, which unfortunately had me tearing a ligament in a climb on the Fiery Gizzard Trail. I mended in time for a proper bookend to the year with another hike to the Big Tree.

All Hiking Adventures


[Camping Trips in RED, Cabin stays in BLUE]
Date Preview Locations Length Photos Journal
Dec 12-13 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Randolph Trail, Sipsey River Trail, Buck Rough Trail, Bee Branch, Thompson Creek Trail
18 mi
Nov 2 South Cumberland State Park, TN
Grundy Forest State Natural Area, Grundy Day Use Loop, Dog Hole Trail, Fiery Gizzard Trail
11 mi
Oct 10-11 Bucks Pocket State Park, AL
Waterfall Trail, Point Rock Overlook + photos from High Falls Park near Geraldine, AL
2 mi
Aug 21 Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, TN
unnamed trail
0.5 mi
Jul 27 Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, MS
Watson Memorial Trail
1 mi
Jun 15-16 Cane Creek Canyon Preserve, AL
Waterfall Trail, Ridgetop Trail, East Cane Creek Trail, Canyon Rim Trail, Shelf Trail, Cane Creek Trail, Devil's Hollow Trail
8 mi
May 11 Monte Sano Preserve, AL
High Trail, Bluffline Trail, Waterline Trail, Three caves Quarry, Alm's House Trail, Fagan Springs Trail, Wildflower Trail
5.5 mi
Apr 12 Monte Sano State Park, AL
Cold Spring Natural Area, Cold Springs Trail
1 mi
Apr 12 Monte Sano State Park, AL
Fire Tower Trail, Bog Trail, South Plateau Loop
4 mi
Mar 30 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Borden Creek Trail
5 mi
Mar 15 Monte Sano Preserve, AL
Old Railroad Bed Trail
1 mi
Mar 2 Wade Mountain Preserve, AL
Wade Mountain Loop
4 mi
Feb 10 "Pisgah Gorge" [Pisgah Civitan Park], AL
unnamed trails
1.5 mi
Jan 21 Hays Nature Preserve, AL
Flint River Trail, Beaver Dam Run
3 mi
Jan 13 Hurricane Creek Park, AL
Hi Trail, Lo Trail, Grandpa Trail, South Ridge Hiking Trail
4 mi
Jan 5-6 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Borden Creek Trail, Sipsey River Trail, Thompson Creek Trail
12 mi