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 →

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 →

Kelty Red Cloud 5600 Backpack

Several years ago, we found out that my husband has a hereditary degenerative back disease along with his degenerative discs. It is very painful and the doctor told him no more lifting anything… This included no backpacking. We were both… 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 →

Basecamp by Outdoor Systems

I love Christmas! I love getting together with all of my family. I love the mounds of food we make, and then wonder if we have enough. And, I love giving gifts! I enjoy buying gifts for my nephews more… 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 →

Jenny Lake Loop Trail in Wyoming

Wish list! This is one of my wish list hikes. I haven’t been on this hike YET but hope to go soon 🙂 Jenny Lake Loop trail is located in the Tetons. The trail is seven and a half miles… 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 →

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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