Category Archive: hiking

Newport Cliff Walk

The Newport Cliff Walk is a 3 1/2 mile path along the coast that offer wonderful view of some of the Gilded Age mansions as well as the wild and rocky Atlantic coast.… Continue reading

Trolley Trail, Branford

My arrival to the Connecticut/Rhode Island area coincided with a drastic reduction in the days my friend Alex was working so we ended up getting to spend more time together than originally thought.… Continue reading

Wandering Around and a Walk at Monksville Reservoir. Or, That Turtle Just Peed On Me!!!

After the last barn we were heading towards the town of Warwick when we came across a turtle in the road. I love turtles and for the past few months, since I first… Continue reading

Congaree National Park, South Carolina. Or, It Turns Out That the National Park Service Has a Sense of Humor

I intended to stop by Congaree only for the day and do some of the short trails around the visitor center before continuing east. What I knew I was really interested in doing… Continue reading

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Part 4: Sand Cave and White Rocks

One of the things I loved about Cumberland Gap National Park was that once you got away from a handful of places, the park was relatively empty. Even Sand Cave and White Rocks,… Continue reading

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Part 1: Pinnacle Mountain and Hiking the Object Lesson Road to Tri-State Peak

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is a lesser-known holding of the park service that features the pass in the Appalachian Mountain chain used by Native Americans, migrating buffalo and deer, Civil War soldiers,… Continue reading

Whitlteton Branch Trail, Daniel Boone National Forest and the Nada Tunnel

After lunch I ventured over to another trailhead at the edge of the park. Technically within the national forest, the Whittleton Branch Trail is a section of the Sheltowee Trace which meant it… Continue reading

Natural Bridge State Park, Kentucky

Also located in the Red River Gorge is Natural Bridge State Park, home to one of the largest and widest natural arches in eastern Kentucky. I absolutely loved hiking here. I started on… Continue reading

Auxier Ridge Loop Trail and Double Arch, Daniel Boone National Forest

After the thunderstorms of the previous day blew over I headed back into the Daniel Boone National Forest to hike the Auxier Ridge Loop, which connects the 2.1 mile ridge walk with the… Continue reading

Yahoo Arch, Big South Fork Recreation Area, Kentucky

After following the Yahoo Falls Trail Loop back I took the spur trail out a couple miles to Yahoo Arch, a thick, wide arch that feels more like a cave when you walk… Continue reading