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Camping on the Beach–Johnson Beach, Florida

September 21, 2011
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Camping on the Beach–Johnson Beach, Florida

  Camping on the beach is one of those ideal dreams I always thought would be cool to experience. It brings me back to a time when there were beach parties and surfers were able to roam the shorelines without concern. Now, there are very few places in the United States where spending a...

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Cheaha State Park – Highest Point in Alabama

August 31, 2011
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Cheaha State Park – Highest Point in Alabama

  Delta, Alabama Cheaha State Park is primarily a campground and cabin type of state park. It is a great location, however, for a lot of outdoor activites in the surrounding Talladega National Forest. Located here, however, is Alabama’s highest natural point, Cheaha. Unlike other states’ highest points, no hiking trail summits the mountain....

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LakePoint Disc Golf Course

August 30, 2011
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LakePoint Disc Golf Course

Heflin, Alabama Eighteen Hole Course   LakePoint Disc Golf Course is located on, what appears,  to be a former watershed area turned park. The course features some very interesting holes, including narrow drives along a dam, tight wooded shots up and down hills, and some long wide open shots across grassy fields. Each hole...

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Morrison Springs-A perfect swimming hole on Florida’s panhandle

August 29, 2011
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Morrison Springs-A perfect swimming hole on Florida’s panhandle

Morrison Springs may be the coolest swimming hole I have ever seen. Located in what can only be described as the backwoods  of Florida, this cold water spring exudes the term crystal clear blue water. One can easily see the 20 or 30 feet to the bottom. For me, this swimming hole felt like...

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Look Rock – Hiking in the Smokies

August 28, 2011
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Look Rock – Hiking in the Smokies

Difficulty: Easy – Slightly Moderate Length: 0.5 miles one way   Look Rock is a short almost completely paved trail trail leading to the Look Rock Fire Tower. This is somewhat easy due to its distance, but does provide for a moderately steep climb along the first half of the trail.   If coming...

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Cataract Falls–Hiking in the Smokies

August 25, 2011
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Cataract Falls–Hiking in the Smokies

  Length: 0.1 miles one way Difficulty: Easy Cataract Falls is likely the easiest waterfall to view within the Smoky Mountain National Park. The short 0.1 mile walk is located very close to the Sugarland’s visitor center. While the falls are not the most magnificent one will ever see, they’re located on such an...

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Walker Sisters Cabin Trail -Hiking in the Smokies

August 18, 2011
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Walker Sisters Cabin Trail -Hiking in the Smokies

  Length: 1.1 Miles Difficulty: Easy The Walker Sisters Cabin Trail is an easy 1.1 mile walk along a dirt and gravel service road. The Walker Sisters were a group of five sisters well known in the Smoky Mountains as being the last holdouts of those living in the National Park. When the government...

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Metcalf Bottoms Trail – Hiking in the Smokies

August 17, 2011
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Metcalf Bottoms Trail – Hiking in the Smokies

  Difficulty:  Easy Length: 0.6 miles one way Metcalf Bottoms Trail is a short dirt trail bringing hikers from the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area to the Little Greenbrier School house. The trail begins just to the right and past the wooden car bridge. From here, the hike runs parallel with Little Greenbrier River before...

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Black Bear and Cub in Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains

August 8, 2011
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Black Bear and Cub in Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains

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Dauphin Island, Alabama

July 9, 2011
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Dauphin Island, Alabama

West End Beach Access West End Beach Access is located at the west end of Dauphin Island. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to visit this part of the beach The reason, for the first time I’ve seen, this beach area decided not only to charge for parking (that’s normal) but also charge a...

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