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2018 Adventures

...the year in preview...
Having started this a few months in, January brought some of the coldest weather in decades, and made for spectacular ice formations in the Sipsey Wilderness. The late winter months have been extremely warm, halting my off trail exploration of the wilderness. However, I'm supplementing this with more local hikes, while making big plans for a summer and fall trip. I'm hoping this year can build on last year's camping adventures, and we can get in a number of outings before summer.

Photo Galleries & Journals

[Camping Trips in RED, Cabin stays in BLUE]
Date Preview Locations Length Photos Journal
Nov 16 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Brown Creek
4 mi
Nov 16 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Brown Creek
4 mi
Oct 28 Falls Of The Ohio State park, IN
Fossil Beds, Woodland Trail
1.5 mi
Oct 27 Fairmount Falls Park
Fairmount Falls Loop
1 mi
Sep 16 Holly Springs National Forest, MS
Baker's Pond Trail
1 mi
Sep 15-16 Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, TN
Woodlands Trail
3.1 mi
Sep 15 Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge, AR
Cypress Discovery Trail
1.75 mi [kayaking]
Sep 15 Towosahgy State Historic Site, MO
Unnamed trails
0.5 mi
Sep 15 Big Oak Tree State Park, MO
Boardwalk Trail, Bottomland Trail
3 mi
Sep 14-15 Reelfoot Lake State Park, TN
Boardwalk Trail, Keystone Trail
2 mi
Sep 14 Pinson Mounds Archaeological State Park, TN
Sauls Mound Overlook, Outer Loop Trail, Ducknest Access, Boardwalk Loop, Nature Trail, Eastern Citadel, Central Mound Group
4 mi
Aug 11 Hurricane Creek Park, AL
Hurricane Trail, Ridge Trail, Creek Trail, North Highland Trail
4 mi
Jul 8 Cherokee National Forest, TN
Scenic Spur Trail, Rocky Gorge Scenic Area, Sugarloaf Mountain Overlook, Chilhowee Recreation Area, Benton Falls Trail
5.5 mi
Jul 7 Cherokee National Forest, TN
Lowry Trail, Hood Mountain Overlook, Big Bend Recreation Area, End of the Road Recreation Area, Appalachia Powerhouse
0.8 mi
Jul 7 Gee Creek Wilderness Area, TN
Gee Creek Trail
3 mi
Jul 6-8 Hiwassee / Ocoee Scenic River State Park, TN
Loop Trail
1 mi
July 1 Harpeth River State Park, TN
Newsom Mill
Hidden Lake Tract: Bluebird Trail, Hidden Lake Trail, Railroad Spur Trail, Ridge Loop Trail, Lower Field Loop
Gossett Tract: Lower Loop Trail, Upper Loop Trail
Narrows of the Harpeth: Tunnel Trail, Harris St. Bridge Trail, Bluff Trail
6 mi
June 4 Chapman Mountain Preserve, AL
Amphitheater Trail, Chasco Trail, Driskell Trail, Moonshine Trail, Terry Trail, Whole Planet Trail
3 mi
May 27 Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge, AL
Nature Trail, Wildlife Auto Tour/Drive
0.5 mi
May 27 Fort Mitchell Historical Park, AL
Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center, J.W. and Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation Interpretive Trail
0.25 mi
May 26 Callaway Gardens, GA
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Trail, Rhododendron Trail, Holly Trail
2 mi
May 6 Frank Jackson State Park, AL
Honeysuckle Trail, Connector Trail
1 mi
May 6 Three Rivers State Park, FL
Lakeside Trail, Ridge Trail, Eagle Trail
4 mi
May 5-6 Chattahootchee State Park, AL
CCC Trail, Dogwood Trail, Turkey Strut Trail, Tortoise Trail
3 mi
May 5 Kolomoki Mounds State Park, GA
White Oak Trail, Mound Trail, Trillium Trail
3.5 mi
May 4-5 Blue Springs State Park, AL
Magnolia Trail, Connector Trails
2 mi
April 27-29 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Brushy Lake Recreation Area, Brushy Creek
Hiking: 1 mi
Paddling: 8mi
April 21 Paint Rock River Preserve, AL
Whitaker Loop Trail, Cemtery Pass Trail, Paint Rock Bottoms Trail, Cole Spring Trail
3 mi
Apr 17 Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, AL
undisclosed location
0.5 mi
Mar 17 Falling Waters Falls State Natural Area, TN
Falling Waters Falls Trail
0.4 mi
Mar 17 Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Battlefield Park, TN
Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District, Blue Blazes Trail, Browns Ferry Federal Road Trail
3.2 mi
Mar 17 Russell Cave National Monument, AL
Cave boardwalk, Nature trail loop
2 mi
Feb 24 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Natural Bridge Recreation Area, Brushy Lake Recreation Area, Sipsey River Picnic Area
3 mi
Feb 19 Sipsey Wilderness Area, AL
Eagle Creek, Little Ugly Creek, Hemlock Falls, Fernglade Falls
5.5 mi
Feb 9 Wade Mountain Preserve, AL
Fleming Trail, NICA Trail, Low Pass Trail
3 mi
Feb 3 Bankhead National Forest, AL
Upper Elam Creek, Blowing Springs
4.5 mi
Jan 6 Sipsey Wilderness Area & Bankhead National Forest, AL
Jan 6: Turkeyfoot Creek, Kinlock Falls, Parker Branch, + Caney Creek & Holmes Chapel Falls [outside the wilderness]

Jan 7: Randolph Trail, Feather Hawk Creek, Sipsey River Trail, Borden Creek Trail
Jan 6: 5.5 mi

Jan 7: 7 mi
Jan 1 Green Mountain Preserve, AL
Alum Hollow Trail, Talus Trail, Ranger Trail, Stone Fly Trail, West Plateau Loop Trail
4.75 mi