Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
--Walt Whitman

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.
--Sir Rannulph Fiennes

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
--Henry David Thoreau

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
--Helen Keller

2008 Adventures
[Camping Trips in RED]
All Photos & Stories © 2008 Sam Calhoun
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
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