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2009 Adventures

...the year in review...
Early 2009 was a great series of adventures with The Muddy Boot Clan, reuniting to hike for the first time in almost five years with Clarence and Ben, and the first full exploration of Cheaha Wilderness with Randall, Matt and Justin. I began my exploring off trail in the Sipsey Wilderness and Bankhead National Forest in earnest, seeing great places like Sougahoagdee Falls, Collier Creek and Quillan Creeks for the first time. I got my first taste of the Appalachian Trail at Amicalola Falls State Park, doing the falls trail and a short section of the approach trail there.

All Hiking Adventures

[Camping Trips in RED, Cabin stays in BLUE]
Date Preview Locations Length Photos Journal
Dec 19 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Hubbard Creek
3 mi
Dec 5 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Quillan Creek, Riddle Creek
5 mi
Nov 14 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Coal Mine Branch
1 mi
Nov 14 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Collier Creek
4 mi
Nov 8 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Randolph Trail, Rippey Trail, Parker Branch
6 mi
Oct 10-11 Bucks Pocket State Park, AL
Waterfall Trail, Point Rock Overlook + photos from High Falls Park near Geraldine, AL
1 mi
Oct 4-5 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Wolfpen Creek, Eagle Creek, Fernglade Creek, Hemlock Creek, Little Ugly Creek
5 mi
Sep 20 Amicalola Falls State Park, GA
Base of Falls Trail
0.6 mi
Sep 7 Keel Mountain Preserve, AL
Lost Sink Trail
3 mi
Aug 29 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Turkeyfoot Creek
1.5 mi
Aug 16 Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, MS
Beaver Dam Trail
2 mi
Aug 1-2 Virgin Falls State Natural Area, TN
Virgin Falls Trail
9 mi
Aug 1 Burgess Falls State Park, TN
Burgess Falls Loop
1.5 mi
Jul 12 Monte Sano Preserve, AL
Trough springs Trail, Bushwacker Johnson Trail
2 mi
Jul 11 Joe Wheeler State Park, AL
Yellow Loop Trail
2.5 mi
Jul 3 Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary, AL
Hidden Springs Trail, Deer Run Trail, Tall Tupelo Trail, Gravel Bar Trail
3 mi
Jun 20 Blevins Gap Preserve, AL
Sugar Tree Trail, Smoke Rise Trail
3.5 mi
May 23 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Brushy Creek, Sougahoagdee Falls
3.75 mi
May 23 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Natural Bridge Recreation Area, Natural Bridge Loop
1 mi
Apr 26 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, GA
Kennesaw Mountain Trail
2 mi
Apr 26 Etowah Mounds State Historic Site, GA
unnamed trails
1.1 mi
Apr 11 Cloudland Canyon State Park, GA
Waterfall Trail, West Rim Trail
5 mi
Mar 30 Cumberland Caverns, TN
Cave tour
Mar 30 Fall Creek Falls State, TN
Base of Falls Trail + various waterfall overlooks
2 mi
Mar 6-8 Cheaha Wilderness Area, AL
Odum Scout Trail, Nubbin Creek Trail
8 mi
Feb 28 Dugger Mountain Wilderness Area, AL
Pinhoti Trail
4 mi
Feb 21 Lake Guntersville State Park, AL
Waterfall Trail, Cascades Trail, Old Still Path, King's Chapel Trail
5 mi
Feb 15 Russell Cave National Monument, AL
Boardwalk Trail
1 mi
Feb 15 South Cumberland State Park, TN
Foster Falls Small Wild Area, Fiery Gizzard Trail, Little Gizzard Creek Small Wild Area
10 mi
Feb 1 Blevins Gap Preserve, AL
Bill & Marion certain Trail
4.75 mi