"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
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
Want a great calorie filled and delicious meal for the trail? Much cheaper than the freeze dried meals and it's a nice warm "sit in your belly after a long day walking with your pack in tow" delicacy. Carry along some carrots or vegetables of your choice for a great meal. Enjoy! Link: Bannock and … Continue reading Bannock and Spam
March 2017 - Looking for a sense of accomplishment? Well I have one for you if you know what your getting into before you start! North Alabama has a hidden gem known as the Walls of Jericho Trail that has two trail heads. One from Tennessee that is a bit easier on the legs and … Continue reading Hiking the Walls of Jericho Trail in North Alabama/South Tennessee
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