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Birch Bluff Trail, Laurel Loop Trail–Prince William National Forest Park

June 4, 2012
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Birch Bluff Trail, Laurel Loop Trail–Prince William National Forest Park

Distance: 2.4 mile loop Difficulty: Easy The Birch Bluff Trail in Prince William National Forest is a 1.8 mile hiking loop running alongside Quantico Creek for much of its paths. The trail begins behind the Pine Grove Picnic Center at the Laurel Loop Trailhead. This yellow blazed trail is hiked for approximately 0.3 miles...

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Washington Farms Strawberry Festival–Watkinsville, Georgia

April 30, 2012
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Washington Farms Strawberry Festival–Watkinsville, Georgia

On April 28, 2012, I stumbled past a sign to a strawberry festival as I was heading towards Atlanta from Athens, Georgia. Having been to lots of festivals, but never a strawberry festival, I had to stop by. At Washington Farms in Watkinsville, Georgia, the second annual strawberry festival was a small craft fair...

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Great Falls National Park – Virginia

April 15, 2012
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Great Falls National Park – Virginia

  Great Falls National Park is a smaller recreational park located along a section of the Potomac River as it approaches Mather Gorge.The river, at this location approaches a large drop off containing numerous jagged rock formations, resulting in a increased amount of white water through the park. The Great Falls National Park is...

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Georgia Renaissance Festival

April 10, 2012
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Georgia Renaissance Festival

  This year the Georgia Renaissance Festival opens April 14th through June 2 on every Saturday, Sunday, as well as Memorial Day. The Renaissance Festival is an annual celebration of turkey legs, dressing in armor, and sporting a fake British accent. While not based entirely on the historical time period of the Renaissance, the...

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Marble Mine Trail– James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park- Summerville, Georgia

April 1, 2012
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Marble Mine Trail– James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park- Summerville, Georgia

Distance: 0.8 miles one way Difficulty: Easy I grew up picnicking and playing at Sloppy Floyd Lake State Park for much of my childhood, and yet somehow I had never hiked the trail to the Marble Mine, a really nice short hike inside the park. Beginning at the Pinhoti Trail Parking area, the Marble...

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Fort Yargo Disc Golf–Winder, Georgia

March 29, 2012
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Fort Yargo Disc Golf–Winder, Georgia

  Fort Yargo Disc Golf Course is an 18 hole wooded course located in Fort Yargo State Park, just outside of Winder, Georgia. The course, while located throughout a patch of forest in the state park, is not so densely wooded as to frustrate even the newest disc golfer.  In fact, the course provides...

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The Sinks Disc Golf–Chattanooga, Tennessee

March 4, 2012
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The Sinks Disc Golf–Chattanooga, Tennessee

    This 18 hole disc golf course  located in Chattanooga, TN is a heavily wooded course, and the location of frequent local tournaments. Unlike most other disc golf courses which are fit into a park or other recreation area where other forms of activity are occurring, the Sinks area seems to be solely...

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Camping with Your Spouse

February 14, 2012
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Camping with Your Spouse

On this Valentine’s Day, I wanted to write an article discussing the enjoyment and benefits I get from hiking with my wife, and that others can get when sharing the outdoors with their significant others. This summer the Ms. and I did a good bit of camping together on a couple of road trips...

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Kennesaw Mountain–Kennesaw, Georgia

January 24, 2012
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Kennesaw Mountain–Kennesaw, Georgia

  Length:  1.2 miles one way Difficulty: Strenuous Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield is the site of the beginning of the Atlanta Campaign during the Civil War.  Fighting began here June 19, 1864 and lasted until July 2. It is from this location that Sherman continued his March to the Sea burning miles wide of...

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Rocktown – Hiking on Pigeon Mountain

January 24, 2012
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Rocktown – Hiking on Pigeon Mountain

Lafayette, Georgia Distance: 1.0 miles Difficulty: Easy Blaze: Brownish Pink Just outside of Lafayette, Georgia is a little known wildlife management area known as Crockford-Pigeon Mountain. Pigeon Mountain extends along the northwestern corner of Georgia crossing over into Alabama. The wildlife management area itself is packed with numerous miles of trails that are difficult...

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