Sipsey 209 – A Road Less Taken 

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,  and that has made all the difference. " - Robert Frost The same can be said for the Sipsey Trail 209 in Bankhead's Sipsey Wilderness area. Parking at the trailhead and entering the 200 which is the Borden Creek … Continue reading Sipsey 209 – A Road Less Taken 


White Blazes

One hundred and sixty-five thousand white blazes appear along the Appalachian Trail's 2200 miles. From Georgia to Maine, these markings let you know that you are on your mark towards reaching your goal. As I continued with my trail conditioning today, I realized that blazes appear in many forms to keep us on track.  Walking … Continue reading White Blazes


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