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

2010 Adventures
[Camping Trips in RED]
2014-- 2013-- 2012-- 2011-- 2010-- 2009-- 2008-- 2007-- 2006-- 2005-- 2004
All Photos & Stories © 2010 Sam Calhoun
Date Preview Locations Length Photos Journal
Dec 23-24 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Parker Creek, Hubbard Creek, unnamed side canyon
5 mi
Dec 11 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Brushy Creek, Birdman Tree
4 mi
Dec 4 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Caney Creek, Kinlock Falls
3.5 mi
Nov 20 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Indian Tomb Hollow
3 mi
Nov 5-6 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Brushy Creek, Sougahoagdee Falls
3.75 mi
Oct 30 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Randolph Trail, Sipsey River Trail, Bee Branch, Rippey Trail
11.5mi
Oct 1-3 Bucks Pocket State Park, AL
Morgan's Cove, Indian House Trail + High Falls Park near Geraldine, AL
3 mi
Sep 4-5 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Parker Creek
3 mi
Aug 28 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Payne Creek, Sipsey River
6 mi
Aug 21 Moss Rock Preserve, AL
Orange Trail, White Trail
3.5 mi
Aug 14 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Braziel Creek
6 mi
Jul 24 Wade Mountain Preserve, AL
Devil's Racetrack Trail
3 mi
June 26 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Brushy Creek, Sougahoagdee Falls
3.75 mi
May 29 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Upper Gillespie Creek
2 mi
May 15 Blevins Gap Preserve, AL
Fanning Trail
3 mi
May 14 Rainbow Mountain Trails, AL
Rainbow Mountain Loop, Spring Trail, Wild Trail
6 mi
May 1 Monte Sano State Park AL
McKay Hollow Trail, Arrowhead Trail, Natural Well Trail
3 mi
Apr 25 Monte Sano State Park, AL
Alm's House Trail, Fagan Springs Trail, Wildflower Trail, Sinkhole Trail, Three Caves Quarry, Waterline Trail, Annandale Trail, Bluffline Trail, Old Railroad Bed Trail
5 mi
Apr 12 Noccalula Falls Park, AL
Gorge Trail
2 mi
Apr 2 Rainbow Mountain Trails, AL
Rainbow Mountain Loop
2 mi
Mar 12-14 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Turkeyfoot Creek, Thompson Creek Trail, White Oak Hollow, Bee Branch, Sipsey River Trail
11 mi
Mar 7 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Randolph Trail, Rippey Trail, White Creek, King's Cove
9 mi
Feb 27 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Key Mill Branch
4.5 mi
Jan 31 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Thompson Creek Trail, Old Trail 205, West Bee Branch, White Oak Hollow
8 mi
Jan 18 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Thompson Creek Trail, White Oak Hollow, East Bee Branch, West Bee Branch
5 mi
Jan 9 & 10 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Turkeyfoot Creek, Braziel Creek, Holmes Chapel Falls, Brusky Lake, Kinlock falls, Parker Creek, Caney Creek
6 mi