Tag: hiking

52 Hikes: #3 Camp O’Rear


My third hike for 2020 was with my scouts at a BSA camp in Jasper, AL, called Camp O’Rear. It’s a nice little camp along Blackwater Creek. We hiked along both sides of the creek as far as we could go, then up to…

52 Hikes: #2 Falling Rock Falls


My second hike this year was to Falling Rock Falls.

52 Hikes: #1 Oakmulgee Forest


I am going to attempt to hike each week in 2020. Here’s a short description of my first hike.

Even the memory releases tension


Exactly one week ago, I was sitting on the banks of the Sipsey River beneath a cloudless sky filled with stars so bright I didn’t need the aid of a flashlight. Silver undersides of dried Mountain Magnolia leaves reflected the moonlight, nature’s nightlights scattered…

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