From the trail’s official terminus, the ridge flattened out before rising sharply. This repeated several times, each time stretching higher and steeper, before finally flattening out a thousand feet above our position. On this final shelf sat the summit, hidden from view by thick clouds.
Lockegee Rock near Morehead Kentucky holds a stunning view of the Daniel Boone National Forest!
It had looked so far away it was hard to believe I would be on top of it in a few days. Besides in the campsites, we only saw one other group of people during the entire 12 day trek and the only human sounds were our own. Each camp was an island of civilization in a great sea of wilderness, and a wonderful solace to end the day’s hike.
There is plenty of outdoor adventure available in the Allegheny Mountains including the Cheat Lake Trail is a favorite place for locals for biking and hiking or swimming in Cheat Lake. Indoor activities are found at the Monongalia Arts Center, which is a home for the visual and performing arts in a building that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Morgantown has an active Board of Parks and Recreation that includes swimming pools, dog parks and much more.
For my place narrative assignment, I chose to focus on a place that I not only visit frequently, but truly appreciate: Mount Douglas. This is a place I value not only for its beauty, but for the calmness it allows me to experience as a result of being part of nature. As it turns out, this has been the location of many important histories, dating back hundreds of years, and is still making history today. This history is significant both ecologically, and culturally, and is something I have enjoyed learning about. Through researching this place, and its surrounding area I have come to learn its importance branches far greater than its importance to me.
The redwoods are a huge attraction “On Monday, holiday hikers clambered over a slick log jam in Aptos Creek to pay their respects to the 260-foot goliath, which lay broken into several monumental pieces. A bouquet of red roses rested on the tree’s 40-foot-tall root ball.
The Upper Yosemite Falls trailhead is located at Camp 4. If you are driving, park your car at the parking lot across the street from Camp 4. To get to the trailhead by shuttle bus, take the El Capitan shuttle to Camp 4 shuttle stop E2.
At the peak of the point this is a panorama of the sea and the red-roofed lighthouse. The lighthouse built in 1909, is not available to walk around just a sight to see on the hillside. (Crosby). If coming between September thru April there is a chance to see migrating humpback whales, as they tend to pass right by this point. Heading down the steep trail to the tide pools there is a blow-hole that can blast up to 50 feet in the air. “The Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) has loads of information for new hikers, visitors and serious adventurers interested in exploring one of Oahu's more than 80 trails. The club has been exploring the island since 1910. On the Web: http://htmclub.org” (Crosby). Another great hike on the south side, Maunawili Falls Trail is a 3-mile round trip in the jungle, be sure to put on sneakers or boots, as it can become muddy from the rain and coverage of the trees. Following the path through the jungle of trees you will reach the waterfall. “At its base is the larger, lower pool encircled by fern-covered cliffs. Up a slippery slope is a second, smaller pool where the waterfall splits in two.” (Ball, p186). This is a beautiful area to swim and relax being surrounded by
Little lights shine their way down the rugged winding path. Foot steps trudge in front and behind staying close together. Dodging thorns and burs left and right. Ouch!—Every time. Quiet laughs fill the silence as we continue on. Our trek takes us up a slippery slope and through a cow pasture and under a barbed wire fence and down a long tractor path all with the weight of our bags and rifles. Finally, we make it to where we head separate ways. As goodbyes and good lucks are exchanged, nerves set in. I brush them off as I head to my sixteen feet high tower hidden among the trees. I can’t see it in the darkness, but I know the location by memory. Soon, light catches orange tape constricted around cold steel—Found it. But I still have to climb all sixteen feet. I attach my lifeline to the stand as I
When looking for Cades Cove TN things to do, an Abrams Falls hike is top of the list. The Abrams Falls trail is an enduring family favorite. At peak times, you may be greeted by a park ranger at the trailhead. Chances are he or she will ask if you’ve got water with you! The five-mile round trip trail is rocky and a little steep in places, and some hikers choose to use hiking poles for stability. Hikers of all ages do enjoy this trail, but be prepared to stop often for a little rest and water. You’ll find the signed turnoff for the trailhead just past stop #10 on the Cades Cove Loop
A great campsite can be found at the 9450 ft. level. The site is sheltered by lodgepole pines, close to a cascade, and is situated just upstream of another scenic meadow. If a storm is brewing, this camp is ideal.
The charming city of Cuyahoga Falls is nestled along the beautiful Cuyahoga Falls in Summit County. Founded in 1812 as Manchester, Cuyahoga Falls has grown to a city with a population of around 50.000 people, offering all amenities of a larger city to its residents. What started as an industrial city has turned residential, welcoming people of all ages and families of all sizes.
Rockport State Park has a variety of trails ranging from level old logging roads to a strenuous trek up Sauk Mountain as well as interpretive displays, a lovely picnic shelter and ample opportunities to view wildlife and birds.
Entering the giant forest, I saw tunnel log, a fallen Sequoia that was carved into a tunnel. Driving through the tunnel log I saw writings from other people and ancient tree rings. Climbing on top
Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, New Hampshire is a great location for outdoor adventure winter and summer. Summit Resort overlooks the lake is just a short walk away from Weirs Beach and is close to the White Mountains. Lake Winnipesaukee timeshares for sale give you the opportunity of owning a vacation home in this exciting location at a price that will not break your budget. Local attractions include several zip lines, Segway tours, and boating, canoeing, fishing, waterskiing, and special activities for children. Attractions for children include the largest arcade in the world, Funspot, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and more. Winter activities include snowmobiling, ice fishing, and ice skating and, of course, skiing and snowboarding.