Cold Camping in Okefenokee Swamp

We closed out January camping in Stephen C Foster, Georgia’s certified dark sky park. I made this tiny watercolor (a little larger than a post-it) of the stars reflecting on that ancient, black water since a phone pic would be no good. Seeing the night sky here was truly overwhelming and special. Okefenokee is estimated […]

Central State Hospital in Milledgeville

September 2017 The hospital was founded in 1842 as the Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum. But, like Satan, it went by several names during its long history. The facility had grown into the largest mental hospital in the world by the 1960s and quality declined as patient numbers swelled. Rumors spread of mistreatment […]

Yonah Mountain

I have always wanted to climb Yonah, but after Blood Mountain, I was like, ‘Woof. Maybe I’m not ready for challenging hikes.’ Then election day came and Jen and I decided to drive up there. I would NOT have enjoyed taking this shit on solo! It is a very steep, boulder-filled forest trail, lots of […]