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Providence Canyon Backcountry Trail

May 12, 2014
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Distance: 7 mile loop Difficulty: Moderate Time to Complete:  3.5 – 4 hours Blazed:  Red I recently completed the 7 mile loop around and down Providence Canyon. The trail begins at the Providence Canyon Visitor Center, which is now only open on weekends.  Before hiking the backcountry loops, hikers are asked to sign in...

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Canyon Rim Boardwalk–New River Gorge at the Canyon Rim Visitors Center

September 8, 2013
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  Length: 0.1 miles Difficulty:  Easy with some stairs The Canyon Rim Boardwalk trail is one of the shortest trails a hiker can take to clear views of the New River Gorge span bridge. The trail is initially a paved decline leading to its first observation deck looking over the gorge and partially obstructed...

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Dowdells Knob, Pine Mountain Trail–Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

March 2, 2013
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Dowdells Knob, Pine Mountain Trail–Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

Distance: 1.2 miles one way Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Dowdells Knob is a scenic overlook in F.D. Roosevelt State Park, and is known for it being President Roosevelt’s favorite spot to picnic during his time in nearby Warm Springs, Georgia. At the top of the overlook, the grill Roosevelt used and a statute of...

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Macon Cherry Blossom – Macon Georgia

March 1, 2013
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Macon Cherry Blossom – Macon Georgia

In a state that tends to celebrate the coming of autumn far more than the arrival spring, the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival is a welcome sign that spring is arriving in Georgia. In addition to the beautiful cherry blossoms that arrive in early to mid-March throughout Macon, the festival brings artisans both local and...

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Fighting Creek Nature Trail–Gatlinburg, TN

January 8, 2013
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Fighting Creek Nature Trail–Gatlinburg, TN

Distance: 1.2 mile loop Difficulty: Easy   The Fighting Creek Nature Trail is a popular short trail near the Sugarland Visitor Center. It takes hikers through a very open forest in the Sugarlands along a hillside to the John Ownby Cabin. The cabin is one of the oldest remaining pre-park cabins in the Forks...

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Sandy Creek Park Disc Golf–Athens, Georgia

December 13, 2012
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Sandy Creek Park Disc Golf–Athens, Georgia

Sandy Creek Park has one of the largest disc golf courses I have played on. The course has 23 holes over a 782 acre. Unlike other parks, this course encompasses nearly the entire acreage.  Each hole has multiple concrete tee pads and tee markers. A large portion of the course is made up of...

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Hen Wallow Falls Trail–Great Smoky Mountains–Cosby, Tennessee

November 8, 2012
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Hen Wallow Falls Trail–Great Smoky Mountains–Cosby, Tennessee

  Distance: 2.2 Miles One Way Difficulty: Moderate Notes of Interest: Be very bear aware in this area, it is well known for black bear activity. Hen Wallow Falls is an easy to moderate hiking trail beginning at the Smoky Mountain NPS’ Cosby Campground.  The trail begins near either the back corner of Section...

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Government Island–Stafford, Virginia

November 4, 2012
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Government Island–Stafford, Virginia

Government Island, located just off Highway 1 in Stafford, Virginia, is a small peninsula surrounded by marsh lands on one side and by Aquia Creek on the other.  This peninsula was the quarry location used for much of the sandstone in the White House and the US Capitol buildings in nearby D.C., as well...

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Bridge Day – New River Gorge, West Virginia

October 24, 2012
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Bridge Day  – New River Gorge, West Virginia

  On the third Saturday of October every year, hundreds of people show up in West Virginia to answer a question we’ve all heard our parents ask, “ If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?” For over 450 B.A.S.E. jumpers, Bridge Day in West Virginia provides them the chance to answer in the...

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Fort Pulaski–Tybee Island

October 17, 2012
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Fort Pulaski–Tybee Island

  Technically located on Cockspur Island, near Tybee Island, Georgia,  Fort Pulaski was a fort built after the War of 1812, and which saw significant battle during the Civil War.  After the federal victory, the fort was turned into a prison for 600 Confederate soldiers, known as the Immortal 600. The fort, which was...

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