That Dog has its Own Tent

and a sleeping bag too!



Walls of Jericho

The Walls of Jericho is a 750 acre wildlife area that is surrounded by Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area (an additional 8,943 acres). The souther boundary of the wildlife area follows the Alabama and Tennessee boarder. This is were… Continue Reading →

DeSoto State park

DeSoto State Park is located on Lookout Mountian in Alabama. The park has over 25 miles of hiking trails which includes 11 miles of mountain biking trails; however, sources range from 10 miles of trails to 25 miles of trail…. Continue Reading →

Conecuh National Forest

Conecuh National Forest has 20 miles of hiking trails. The trails were build by the Youth Conservation Corps and each year, beginning in 1976, the youth extend the trails through the park. The southern loop of the Conecuh Trail leads… Continue Reading →

Choctawhatchee River

The Choctawhatchee River is Florida’s fourth longest river. The river begins in Alabama and continues through the Choctawhatchee River basin and into the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 170 miles. There are 13 springs on this river. The first is Blue… Continue Reading →

Flint River Kayaking

What to Expect Flint River is located on the east side of Huntsville, Alabama. The river has an easy and safe flow suitable for all skill levels. There are several shuttles for paddlers with their own kayaks as well as… Continue Reading →

My Pinhoti Trail Debacle

I’ve always heard that if your gonna be stupid, you gotta be tough. Well, this trip proved this statement to be VERY true!! I’ve been planning a Pinhoti Trail trip for about a week… you can see my plans here…. Continue Reading →

Pinhoti Trail over Mardi Gras Break

Mardi Gras has been a tradition in Mobile, AL for over 300 years. It is a celebration marking the beginning of Lent, the day before Ash Wednesday. In 1704, Mobile held their first masked ball – 15 years before New… Continue Reading →

Flagg Mountain

Flagg Mountain is one of the southernmost mountains along the eastern seaboard, to be exact its 1,152ft. There is a four mile loop trail with yellow blazes on the mountain, and a connector trail to a spring for water. There… Continue Reading →

Buck’s Pocket State Park

Buck’s Pocket State Park is located on Sand Mountain and occupies three counties – DeKalb, Jackson, and Marshall. It consists of 2,000 acres surrounding a natural “pocket” of the Appalachian Mountain chain. Before the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee Indians… Continue Reading →

Bear Creek in Alabama

Marion County Alabama Coordinates: 34.29604, -87.80318 Bear Creek is located south of Dismals Canyon and north of Hackleburg, AL on Hwy 43. The creek is VERY popular! The creek is great for beginners in canoes or kayaks and offers class… Continue Reading →

Family Outing to Cheaha State Park

We LOVE the outdoors! My family and I always spend New Years in the woods. We usually head up to Sipsey Wilderness in Bankhead National Forest; however, this year our trip was rained out 🙁 So, we all went to… Continue Reading →

Cave Creek Trail in Cheaha State Park

I’ve really missed camping and hiking… life has been busy and I just haven’t gotten out in a while. Over Christmas break, I decided I was going on a solo hiking trip. This was my first solo trip so I… Continue Reading →

The Bucket List Trip Yosemite – Sequoia National Park

I love my mom! She called me in January and said, “I need you to go to California with me”. It’s important for me to point out that Mom always gets lost! She grew up outside of Memphis, TN and… Continue Reading →

Beautiful Day at Dauphin Island

We don’t have the snow and hard winter like other parts of the country since we’re on the coast. But, its been in the 40s and 50s for a while and today is our first warm day in a while… Continue Reading →

Dog River Fishing Trip

Last week, my students brought me a cat. They have brought me everything from turtles to squirrels to raccoons… I guess a cat just fits into the mix! It’s been so pretty outside.  It’s fall and one of my favorite… Continue Reading →

Blakeley State Park Squirrel’s Nest Cabins

I have totally fallen in love with Blakeley! It is so close to the house that I can leave work, go home and pack the car, and be at the campsite before dark – it’s WONDERFUL! I also like it… Continue Reading →

Historic Blakeley State Park in Southern Alabama

Historic Blakeley State Park looks like a postcard of the archetypal South: long flowing Spanish moss hanging from the trees, shady walkways along the riverbank, and let us not forget Civil War history. Only hours after Lee’s surrender to Grant… Continue Reading →

Bladon Springs State Park in Alabama

Bladon Springs State Park consists of 357 acres which are centered around four mineral springs. There are campsites, picnic tables, and grills available along with a large shelter for family outings. The park has a very interesting history! In 1838,… Continue Reading →

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