Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Part 2: Guadalupe Peak

The next morning I set off bright and early to climb 3,000 feet to Guadalupe Peak, the tallest peak in Texas at 8,751 feet. I was just starting my ascent up the switchbacks… Continue reading

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Part 1: Devil’s Hall Trail

After visiting the Mission San Luis de Apalachee I made my way west, all the way to Guadalupe Mountains National Park to spend a few days before meeting friends in El Paso for… Continue reading

Mission San Luis de Apalachee

The Mission San Luis de Apalachee was first built by the Spanish in 1633, housing both Franciscan friars and Spanish soldiers in addition to the Apalachees until its abandonment in 1704 due to… Continue reading

Drive along the Gulf Shore

After my adventure in Apalachicola National Forest, I decided to drive south to see the gulf shore in this area. I stopped at a couple random places, but I don’t actually know where… Continue reading

Apalachiocola National Forest: Wright Lake Trail

After an easy day wandering around the mounds, I was anxious to hike a bit so I headed to the Apalachiocola National Forest to do the Wright Lake Trail. It was a gorgeous,… Continue reading

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

The Lake Jackson Mounds State Park contains two earthen mounds available for public viewing. Once part of the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex which was the largest ceremonial center of the Fort Walton Native American… Continue reading

Happy

I am happy. Almost all of you who read this blog know me personally and care about me and so I want you to know this since I have not explicitly stated this… Continue reading

Florida Caverns State Park

Named for its underground wonders, Florida Caverns State Park provides access to the state’s only air-filled limestone cave. As mentioned previously, the Florida panhandle region is famous for its Karst topography in which… Continue reading

Falling Waters State Park

The panhandle area of Florida is famous for Karst topography, which is characterized by the caves and sinkholes that are formed by the slightly acidic water hollowing out the limestone; the sinkholes are… Continue reading

Tom Brown and Phipps Parks, Tallahassee

After spending the past few weeks on the warm beaches and in warm weather in general, I had the urge to do some hiking in forests with cooler weather, so I headed north.… Continue reading