Norway

The mountains of Norway host glaciers, bright blue-green lakes, and expansive views. I can’t wait to explore more of this beautiful country.

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Skytop Basin

The summer of 2018 was a whirlwind of travel.  From the end of June to the end of September, work would have me going from Ohio to Seattle to New Orleans to Georgia and to Philadelphia, while personal travel would see me driving to Montana and flying…

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Hambrick Cave

On July 9, 2018, I went kayaking with some people from the Huntsville Grotto to Hambrick Cave on Guntersville Lake.  There is generally a large colony of gray bats that spend live in Hambrick Cave and fly out at dusk over the lake.  The cave is about…

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Stephens Gap

On June 3, 2018, I went to Stephens Gap Cave with Alexander.  We bounced a pit called Pipeside near Stephens Gap, then hiked up to Stephens Gap and rappelled down into it.  These were my first vertical caves with my new Mitchell climbing system, and I was…

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Guntersville Lake

Over the weekend of April 20, 2018, Tracy and I did some hiking at Guntersville Lake.  There is some nice walking at Murphy Hill and the Cutchenmine Trail along the lake.  I wanted to work on getting some photos, and these are just nice, relaxing trails.

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Kennamer Cave

On January 21, 2018, Tracy, Jenny, and I took another trip to Kennamer to try find my way for a through trip.  Since the week before we had been turned back at the first climb while entering from the bottom entrance, we decided this week to start…

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Kennamer Cave

On January 15, 2018, Tracy, Layne, and I went to Kennamer Cave in Jackson County, AL.  This was my third trip into Kennamer, but the first trip was led by someone else, and the second trip was a surveying trip that did not go very far into…

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Honeycomb Trail

On December 2, 2017, we met some friends and hiked the Honeycomb Trail along Guntersville Lake.  This trail was recently opened by TVA, and we wanted to check it out.  It’s about 9.5 miles long, starting from Hwy 431 and going to the dam.  We expected it…

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Fall 2017

I fried my camera on our canyoneering trip to Utah in October 2017, so I bought me a fancy new Sony A7Rii.  I had been fiddling with it for a month, so I decided I wanted to take off a week from work and hike around the…

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