Category Archive: hiking

Natural Arch Trail, Big South Fork National Recreation Area

There are hundreds of naturally occurring arches in the Pennsylvanian sandstone of eastern part of Kentucky formed when layers of sand deposited from the ancient inland sea were compacted. This sandstone was next… Continue reading

Cumberland Falls State Park, Part 2: Eagle Falls Trail

After hiking to Cumberland Falls, I crossed the river to the Eagle Falls Trailhead and began my hike along the opposite shore. This trail offered an equally impressive view of the falls as… Continue reading

Cumberland Falls State Park, Part 1: Cumberland Falls Trail. Or, The Waterfall with a Thousand Viewpoints

I decided to start the day at the Cumberland Falls trailhead, which is an easy mile hike down to the falls. I was expecting a pretty hike but not an amazing one: Kentucky… Continue reading

Shades State Park, Indiana

While staying with my friend Carrie in Indiana I decided to go for a day hike at nearby Shades State Park. The park contains virgin forest crossed by steep ravines containing streams that… Continue reading

Return to Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas

Driving into the Little Rock area the next afternoon I was again looking for a place for a walk and instantly remembered Pinnacle Mountain State Park, located just outside the city of Little… Continue reading

Tejas Park, Lake Georgetown

After hiking to Crockett Gardens Falls/Knight Springs in the morning I knew I wanted to do an afternoon hike. Luckily when I crossed the wetland area on a spur trail down to the… Continue reading

Cedar Breaks Park, Lake Georgetown

My visit to Lake Georgetown was another one of those unexpected stops in which I ended up somewhere completely different than the previous night’s plan. No matter, it worked out just fine. I… Continue reading

Hamilton’s Pool Preserve

Hamilton’s Pool is a gem of a spot in the Texas hill country that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area. The natural pool lies at the bottom of a steep… Continue reading

Pace Bend State Park, Lake Travis

The first few days after Psych Fest I hung around the Austin area mostly reading but as the following weekend approached I headed west to Texas Hill Country, starting with the Lake Travis… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 17: Buggy Top BioBlitz

Our second BioBlitz was done on the Buggy Top Trail, south of Sewanee, Tennessee a couple weeks ago. With all the projects going on we haven’t been able to review and deal with… Continue reading