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

2017 Adventures
[Camping Trips in RED, Cabin stays in BLUE]
2018-- 2017-- 2016-- 2015-- 2014-- 2013-- 2012-- 2011-- 2010-- 2009-- 2008-- 2007-- 2006-- 2005-- 2004-- 2003-- 2002
All Photos & Stories © 2017 Sam Calhoun
Date Preview Locations Length Photos Journal
Nov 5 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Upstream on Brushy Creek from Brushy Lake Recreation Area
4 mi
Nov 4 Radnor Lake State Park, TN
Spillway Trail, Dam Walkway, Otter Creek Road Section 1
0.6 mi
Oct 29 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Flanagin Creek, Borden Creek
6 mi
Oct 1 Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, TN
Old Stone Fort Loop, Moat Trail, Forks of The River Trail, Backbone Trail, Moat Trail
4 mi
Sep 30 Dismals Canyon Conservatory, AL
Dismals Canyon Loop
1.25 mi
Sep 17 Cooley Cemetery Trail, TVA Land, AL
Cooley Cemetery Trail
6 mi
Aug 20 Toccoa Falls, GA
Toccoa Falls Trail
0.5 mi
Aug 20 Tallulah Gorge State Park, GA
North Rim Trail, South Rim Trail, Hurricane Falls Trail
5 mi
Aug 19-22 Tugaloo State Park, GA
Sassafras Trail, Muscadine Trail, Muscadine Overlook Trail
4 mi
Aug 13 Ghost Creek Falls, AL
unnamed trails, private land
0.25 mi
Jun 24 Providence Canyon State Park, GA
White Trail Loop
4.5 mi
Jun 23-25 Florence Marina State Park, GA
Marina Mile Trail, unnamed trails
2.5 mi
May 26 Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
Driving Tour
-- mi
May 24 Fort Sumter National Monument, SC
no trails
-- mi
May 24 Angel Oak Park, SC
no trails
-- mi
May 23 "The Sands" Port Royal Boat Landing, SC
Henry Robinson Boardwalk
1 mi
May 22 Cypress Wetlands Park, SC
Cypress Wetlands Loop, + lower wetlands area
1.25 mi
May 21 Ocmulgee National Monument, GA
unnamed trails
0.6 mi
Apr 17 Marbut Bend, TVA Lands, AL
Marbut Bend Trail
1.5 mi
Apr 1 Little Cedar Mountain Small Wild Area, TN
Little Cedar Mountain Trail, Pond Trail
4 mi
Apr 1 Nickajack Cave Wildlife Refuge, TN
Boardwalk Trail
1 mi
Mar 19 Green Mountain Preserve, AL
Alum Cave Trail, East Plateau Loop, West Plateau Loop, *unnamed unfinished trail*, Oak Hill Trail, Buzzard Falls Trail
4.5 mi
Feb 18-19 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Quillan Creek, Riddle Creek
7 mi
Feb 11 Chickasaw State Park, AL
no trails
Feb 11 Bladon Springs State Park, AL
no trails
Feb 11 Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge, AL
Nature Trail
0.75 mi
Feb 10-11 Service Park, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Land, AL
Pink Loop, Orange Loop, Yellow Trail
2 mi
Feb 10 Roland Cooper State Park, AL
Chipmunk Trail, Lakeside Trail
2 mi
Feb 5 Sipsey Wilderness, AL
Upper Hagood Creek
5 mi
Jan 21 Point Mallard Park, AL
Chief Doublehead Trail, Chief Black Fox Trail, Dr. Bill Sims Hike-bike Way
2.75 mi