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It’s Camping Season Again In The South

I love Georgia and all of its natural resources that we are blessed to have, but, when it comes to camping, I just cannot do it during the summer. After the calendar turns from April 30th you can count on my tent being placed on the shelf in the garage. My tent, like all my…

Hiking The Denny Cove Waterfall Trail

When it is late December and the forecast predicts decent weather, you take advantage of it. So when I saw temperatures were expected to be in the upper 40s on Dec. 29, I got up early and headed for South Cumberland State Park just outside of Monteagle, TN. The park is 30,845 acres that spans…

Hike To Sand Cave And White Rocks Via Ewing Trail

As I mentioned in my review of the Wilderness Road Campground, I took one heck of a hike during my escape to the Cumberland Gap National Park. The Sand Cave and White Rocks trail ain’t a joke, and it was everything this old man had to get it done. If you go, and I encourage…

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Review: Wilderness Road Campground – Ewing, Virginia

Twice during the month of October, I ventured up to north Georgia in hopes of catching the leaves showing off their fall colors. Hiked up Blood Mountain on Monday, Oct. 5, reached the top to find the beautiful green leaves of the north Georgia forest. Yep. Too early for color changes. Waited 13 days, then…

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When A Hike Turns Into A History Lesson

If you’ve read any of my earlier blogs, you know I am partial to the AllTrails app when it comes to finding a hike. Saturday I had to be over in Washington in Wilkes County, so I figured I’d have a look at my options. I didn’t have much time, so a shorter hike would…

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Hike To Toccoa River Swinging Bridge

With the reopening of so many trails and access points I decided to break away from home the last weekend in May for a flash trip to north Georgia. The weather guessers on TV said the chance of rain was low and the temperatures weren’t supposed to be brutal, so I grabbed the tent and…

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Several North Georgia Hiking Trails Reopen

Back on March 27, 2020, most trails and trailhead access points in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests were closed in an attempt to keep the public safe from the COVID-19 virus. I was a bit dumbfounded by the move at the time. In fact I had just finished writing a blog with a list of some…

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