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

2012 Adventures
[Camping Trips in RED]
2014-- 2013-- 2012-- 2011-- 2010-- 2009-- 2008-- 2007-- 2006-- 2005-- 2004
All Photos & Stories © 2012 Sam Calhoun
Date Preview Locations Length Photos Journal
Dec 28-30 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Parker Branch
2 mi
Dec 27 Monte Sano Preserve, AL
Unnamed trail, Annandale Trail, Flourish Trail, Waterline Trail, Bluffline trail
2.5 mi
Dec 2 Shoal Creek Preserve, AL
Jones Branch Trail, Lawson Branch Trail
4.5 mi
Nov 22 Monte Sano Preserve, AL
Alm's House Trail, Three Caves Quarry
4 mi
Nov 11 Monte Sano State Park, AL
Mckay Hollow Trail, South Plateau Loop
5 mi
Oct 28 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Brushy Lake Recreation Area, side canyon downstream
2.25 mi
Oct 20 Bankhead National Forest, AL
West Fork Beech Creek
2 mi
Sep 25 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Brushy Lake Recreation Area + Holmes Chapel Falls
0.5 mi
Aug 25 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Caney Creek, Brushy Lake
3 mi
Aug 11 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Randolph Trail, Featherhawk Creek
8 mi
Jul 29 Monte Sano Preserve, AL
Bluff Trail, Hotel Basin Trail
2.5 mi
Jul 21 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Rippey Trail, White Creek
8.3 mi
Jun 1-3 Natchez Trace Parkway, TN
Meriwether Lewis Site, Fall Hollow, Devil's Backbone State Natural Area, Duck River, Jackson Falls
12 mi
May 27 Bell Mountain, AL
no trail
1 mi
May 11-12 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Shirley's Sawmill Branch, Brushy Lake, Sougahoagdee Falls
7.25 mi
Apr 13-15 Tishomingo State Park, MS
Outcropping Trail
4 mi
Apr 7 Monte Sano State Park, AL
Goat Trail, Goat Trail Connector, Keith Trail, North Plateau Loop
4.5 mi
Mar 17 Rainbow Mountain Trails, AL
Rainbow Loop Trail, Spring Trail
1.5 mi
Mar 11-12 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Thompson Creek Trail
5 mi
Feb 3 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Braziel Creek
2 mi
Jan 28 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Eagle Creek, Little Ugly Creek, Hemlock Creek
3.75 mi
Jan 14 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Hubbard Creek, Whitman Creek, Maxwell Creek, Buttram Gulf, Basin Creek, Kinlock Shelter
7.75 mi
Jan 1 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Hurricane Creek
8.3 mi