Category Archives: Hiking

Back to the Bend

Chattahoochee Bend that is… Free weekends that haven’t been rainy have been pretty scarce lately. On the weekends it hasn’t been rainy we’ve either been busy with life or have been lazy and enjoying what little downtime we get. We’ve … Continue reading

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Ya Just Never Know…

Sometimes ya just never know what you’re going to find… I had to go to Gainesville, Georgia for a meeting this morning. I got into town early and had a little time to kill so I decided to take a … Continue reading

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View From The Cache – Hart Family Cemetery, College Park, Georgia

I had a little time to kill the other day before I could pick ConnieLou up from work so I decided to hunt a cache or three. As I was driving around the perimeter of the Atlanta airport, heading from … Continue reading

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Test Drive…

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to go play in the woods. Between summer’s heat and a case of plantar fasciitis showing up in my right foot in June, I haven’t gotten out much. Fortunately the weather … Continue reading

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…

Anyone else remember the Peanuts cartoon strip with Snoopy sitting on top of his doghouse with a typewriter working on his novel? He begins with the phrase “It was a Dark and Stormy Night” and never gets much further. It … Continue reading

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You Know You’re Outdoorsy When…

Originally posted on Girly Camping®:
You Know You’re Outdoorsy WHen 1. You have to go to the bathroom in a public and think, can I just find a tree? 2. The thought of sleeping on the floor actually sounds comfortable…

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Break Out The Ibuprofen!

Once upon a time there was a small college in northeast Georgia named Young Harris College. Many years ago when I was a young lad, I was a student at Young Harris and I was a member of the outdoor … Continue reading

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You Want to Major in WHAT?

You Want to Major in WHAT?! Thirty years ago, as I was in the process of choosing a college to attend, I might have heard that very question had I told my parents I wanted to go to Young Harris … Continue reading

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Don’t Try This at Home Kids…

To me a ‘professional’ is a someone who excels in their field, often have made a name for themselves and get paid for doing what they do. Folks like Greg Maddux and John Smoltz, both former professional baseball players come … Continue reading

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Jenna’s Point of View…

Last weekend I posted my story of mine and Jenna’s backpacking trip down at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Something I didn’t mention at the time was that as we walked along, sometimes I’d notice that Jenna had fallen behind. It … Continue reading

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