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Bahia Honda State Park–Florida Keys

January 22, 2012
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Bahia Honda State Park–Florida Keys

Bahia Honda Key/, Big Pine Key, Florida   Bahia Honda State Park is a small Florida state park, but has the unique claim (like most things in the keys) of being Florida’s southernmost state park. Inside the park, visitors will find a number of beautiful, white sand beaches, hiking trails, a nature center, some local...

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Russell Cave–Bridgeport, Alabama

January 21, 2012
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Russell Cave–Bridgeport, Alabama

  Distance: 300 Yards Difficulty: Easy Russell Cave National Monument  is one of 1500 caves in Jackson County, Alabama. While the cave pictured above is at least 7.5 miles long, visitors cannot enter the cave. Instead, visitors can hike 300 yards to the Russell Cave Shelter, a large opening where prehistoric people are believed...

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Fort Pickens–Pensacola, Florida

January 21, 2012
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Fort Pickens–Pensacola, Florida

Fort Pickens is one of several historic coastal defense forts built during the early 19th century to protect the Gulf Coast, Pensacola Bay and Mobile Bay from the threat of invasion, and that can still be visited today. Part of the Gulf Island National Seashore, begun in 1829, and named after famed Revolutionary hero...

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Tallulah Gorge–North Rim Trail, South Rim Trail

January 16, 2012
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Tallulah Gorge–North Rim Trail, South Rim Trail

  Difficulty: Easy Length: 4 Miles Starting from the Terrora Day Use, hikers can access both the North Rim and South Rim of Tallulah Gorge, as well as gain excellent views of the Dam and Tallulah lake that sit above it. North Rim Trail Starting near the restrooms at the entrance to the Day...

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Toccoa Falls, Georgia

January 8, 2012
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Toccoa Falls, Georgia

Length: Less than 0.2 miles Difficulty: Easy Located within the Toccoa Falls College campus, Toccoa Falls is a 186’ waterfall, one of Georgia’s tallest (though not the tallest, that honor belongs to Amicalola Falls). The Falls is, however, one of the best views of a freefalling waterfall one can have. The hike to the...

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Ravens Cliff Falls–Helen, GA

January 7, 2012
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Ravens Cliff Falls–Helen, GA

  Length:  2.5 miles one way Difficulty:  Easy Hike to the Falls, Difficulty Rock Scramble to Falls Overlook Ravens Cliff Falls is a three cascade waterfall located just outside of Helen, Georgia in Ravens Cliff Wilderness. The hiking trail to the falls runs parallel to the falls is a relatively flat hike, with only...

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3 Kayakers Go Over Noccalula Falls

December 14, 2011
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In a very impressive feat, three kayakers dropped off the 90′ tall waterfall in Gadsen, Alabama known as Noccalula Falls.   These guys are apparently the first to ever drop from these falls by kayak.

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Pine Beach Trail–Gator Lake Trail, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

October 31, 2011
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Pine Beach Trail–Gator Lake Trail, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

      Distance: 1.25 miles one way Difficulty: Easy   Located in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge down Fort Morgan Road, the Big Pine Beach Trail is a two mile trail that brings hikers through pine forests, between Big Lagoon and Gator Lake, and to come out along the beach in the...

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Annual National Shrimp Festival

October 15, 2011
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Annual National Shrimp Festival

  Starting from this past Thursday, October 11, 2011 until Sunday is the Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This year it celebrates its 40th anniversary. This arts and crafts festival is not like any I have ever been to.  While it has the art exhibits and craftsmen exhibit  one would expect...

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American Hikers finally released from Iran

September 21, 2011
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    Regardless of your opinion on these two hikers, and their chosen hiking destination, this is good news. Two Americans captured in Iran, and denied numerous basic human rights have been released from Iran after two years in prison. They are expected to return to the US today. These two male hikers, and...

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