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

2009 Adventures
[Camping Trips in RED]
2014-- 2013-- 2012-- 2011-- 2010-- 2009-- 2008-- 2007-- 2006-- 2005-- 2004
All Photos & Stories © 2009 Sam Calhoun
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 Natural Area, AL
Burgess Falls Trail
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
1 mi
Apr 11 Cloudland Canyon State Park, GA
Waterfall Trail, West Rim Trail
5 mi
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 from Pinky Burns Cabin north
4 mi
Feb 21 Lake Guntersville State Park, AL
Waterfall Trail, Cascades Trail, Old Still Path, King's Chapel Trail
5 mi
Feb 15 Grundy State Forest, TN
Fiery Gizzard Trail north to Laurel Gorge Overlook
10 mi
Feb 1 Blevins Gap Preserve, AL
Bill & Marion certain Trail
4.75 mi