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South Mountain State Park Campground Review

South Mountain State Park in Connelly Springs, North Carolina offers back country, equestrian and family camping. I don’t have a horse and I’m not yet in the physical shape needed to backpack camp, so I hit the family campground. The family campground sits along the Jacob Fork River in Burke County about 25 miles south…

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…

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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Hike To Opossum Creek Falls

Have you even been riding, see a sign, and you just couldn’t not stop? Happened to me on Sunday. I was up outside the community of Long Creek, South Carolina. I just finished a 2.9 mile hike to Sid’s Falls in the Sumter National Forest and decided I’d head over to Long Creek Falls to…

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Choose To Isolate Outdoors This Weekend

The past couple of weeks have been filled with plenty of chaos. Safe to say that I have never experienced anything quite like this in my 50 plus years. The sweeping pandemic has changed our daily lives. Quickly at that. Hand sanitizer, Lysol disinfected spray and Clorox wipes disappeared from shelves quicker than a chicken…

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Benton Falls Hike – Parksville Lake Campground

I was lucky to have a number of days off during the Christmas holidays. So after the chaos that comes along with presents, family gatherings, bowl games and way too much food, I decided to take a couple of days and escape to the mountains. I was looking for something new. After a few quick…

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Cheoah Point Campground Review

When I was younger, summer was my favorite season of the year. No school and a trip to the beach made it the clear winner. I’ve been out of school for more than 30 years now, I lived at the beach for five years, and I haven’t had a spring break since 1988. Summer has…

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