Category Archives: Trip Reports

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: Trails 208, 224, 204, 204A, partial 209, partial 206, 201

  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: Whiteoak Hollow, West Bee Canyon

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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Had to say goodbye to an old friend today

Today I officially said goodbye to an old friend. We have shared many miles together in the woods since March 2011 and he has been with me through the good and bad. He was right by my side for countless … Continue reading

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Bankhead Forest Winter Adventure: Shangra La Falls and Collier Creek Falls

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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Bankhead Forest Group Hang Trip Report 23-26 October, 2015

About twice a year we try to have a group in the Bankhead National Forest.  This is an ideal location because there is a large area to car camp for both hammocks and tents and we can also take small groups hiking … Continue reading

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Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve

I had the pleasure of hiking at the Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve in Northwest Alabama this past weekend. This place is amazing for several reasons. One of the reasons this place is amazing is the scenery. The Preserve is … Continue reading

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PADI Rescue Diver Class and real world application

In my never ending quest of learning and becoming a better SCUBA diver, I took the PADI Rescue Diver course several weekends ago. I learned and practiced skills that I hoped I never would have to use. During the course, … Continue reading

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Video trip report 

Last weekend I went on a hiking trip and have already posted the written trip report from that experience.  I wanted to try a video trip report, so I filmed some footage and have edited it into my very first … Continue reading

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