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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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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Siler Bald

Over the New Year’s weekend of 2017, we headed to the mountains of North Carolina.  We spent some time in Brevard and learned that the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed near Brevard in the winter.  So then we headed to Franklin and hiked up to Siler Bald…

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Bald River

On November 5, 2016, we went to Tellico to hike along Bald River  We have hiked the Bald River Trail inside the Bald River Gorge Wilderness many times, but I wanted to hike the trail on the opposite side of Forest Road 126.  This trail is called…

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Stratton Bald

On May 14, 2016, we headed up to Stratton Bald,  The original plan was to backpack, but the forecast for the night was not good, so we decided to car camp and then day hike up to the bald on Sunday.  We explored around on Saturday, and…

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Sipsey Wilderness

On January 16, 2016, Tracy, Zach, Layne, and I went to Sipsey Wilderness for a winter backpacking trip.  We started at the Thompson Trailhead and did a loop that went up trails 208, 224, 204, 209, and 206.  This route included old double-track and narrow single-track trails,…

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Fodderstack

On October 24, 2015, Tracy and I headed up to the Citico Creek Wilderness to hike the Fodderstack Trail.  I wanted to start from Farr Gap and backpack as far as we felt like hiking and then camp for the night on the trail.  The trail starts…

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Damascus

The weekend of October 10, 2015, we took a trip up to Virginia to hike around Grayson Highlands and to see some fall colors.  Of course, like everything else we’re learning since we moved back east, lots of other people had the same idea.  We drove into…

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Walls of Jericho

On July 26, 2015, my friend Aaron and I took a dayhike up to the Walls of Jericho in north-eastern Alabama.  The hike starts at the top of the canyon and drops steeply down into the river drainage.  This is a very popular trail, but there weren’t…

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