Category Archives: Hiking

Sipsey Wilderness/Thompson Creek area exploration 

My hiking buddy (Wayne) and I had plans to go and explore a new to us portion in Bankhead National Forest this past weekend. I was excited to get back to my favorite area and find some new things now … Continue reading

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Gaia GPS App vs Garmin GPS

I’ll start with a disclaimer: I believe you should first have and know how to use a map and compass when backcountry hiking. The advantage of a map and compass is that it never needs batteries, works anywhere, and is … Continue reading

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Sipsey Wilderness/Bankhead Forest Group Hang Trip Report

    The week before this hang I was a bit bummed just to be honest. It was unseasonably warm, there was a burn ban, and quite a few people that normally attend weren’t able to make it this year. … Continue reading

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Sipsey Wilderness Adventure

  I had been looking forward to this trip for a couple of reasons. First, it had been too long since I have done an overnight trip in the Sipsey Wilderness. Second, our group contained a great mix of people … Continue reading

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Birthday Bushwack through the Sipsey Wilderness

Being unemployed on your birthday does have at least one benefit – you can go hiking regardless of what day of the week! That is exactly what I decided to do since my wife had to work all day and … Continue reading

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Bankhead Forest Winter Adventure

Life has been interesting recently and my priorities have shifted so I do apologize for not updating my blog recently. But fear not – you haven’t missed anything because I haven’t done much of interest recently. Until two weekends ago. … Continue reading

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Caney Creek Falls in Bankhead Forest

After hiking all but just a few miles of official trails in the Sipsey Wilderness, most of my time is now spent far from any road (or official trail) exploring the many sights the area has to offer. I generally enjoy being … Continue reading

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