Friday, December 2, 2016

Hiking at Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee

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Hiking at Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee
Cumberland Mountain State Park is located near the town of Crossville, TN, just over one hour from Knoxville, TN. The park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, a segment of the great upland, which extends from Alabama to New York. Cumberland Mountain State Park was created in part by the New Deal and the C.C.C. as a homestead project. The project helped relocate poverty-stricken families to small farms, which happened to be what is now the state park. In 1938, the project turned the 1,720 acres into a recreational area and was given it's current name.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hiking at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee

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Hiking at Falls Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , Best Waterfalls on the East Coast
Fall Creek Falls State Park is located in between Nashville, TN and Knoxville, TN. For Thanksgiving I was visiting my parents, who now live in Tennessee, about 1 hour away from Fall Creek Falls. Since this park was so close, we couldn't pass up a visit to check out the famous Fall Creek Falls waterfall.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hiking Grove Creek Canyon

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Hiking Grove Creek Canyon, Hiking in Utah with Dogs, Hiking in Utah
Grove Creek Canyon is located to the east of Pleasant Grove, Utah. It leads you through a somewhat narrow canyon, that eventually connects with the Great Western Trail. Along the way you'll have an amazing view of South Mt. Timpanogos, and pass two waterfalls - the first which is inaccessible, and the 2nd you could probably find a way down to yet wouldn't be easy. Most hikers and runners enjoy viewing the waterfalls from the trail, as it looks directly down to them. At the top of the 2nd waterfall there is a bench to take in the view and a bridge that crosses the creek. This is where most people turn around, making a nice 4 mile RT hike. Dogs are allowed off leash on this trail, but I would avoid hiking it when it's really hot outside - there is zero shade. As always, bring plenty of water for both you and your dogs. Dogs can easily drink from the stream at the bridge.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Guest Post: Rappelling into Canyons a.k.a. Canyoneering

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Today's Guest Post is brought to you by Dawn Giffith of Utah Bucket Adventures! Dawn has been canyoneering for years. Here, she tells us what its like to explore and go on adventures through her eyes.
Rappelling into Canyons aka Canyoneering
By Dawn Griffith