What makes the Bamboo Forest so special to me is that it feels like a hidden gem within Atlanta. I hiked the East Palisades Trail by myself a couple times after my pre-op appointments and it is truly one of the better nature preserves in the area. There are some steep portions of the hike, […]
It feels like fall is in its last gasp ahead of a gloomy winter. Even with the naked trees, it is a gorgeous (sorry-not-sorry) view walking the rim right after sunrise (I still haven’t made it down to the gorge floor, one day!).
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 […]
This week was TENSE. I’m relieved Trump was not re-elected but with some personal stuff going on, I found myself more confused and restless than usual. It’s a pandemic mood, but I really had to get the hell out of my house and peep some fall leaves. I’m glad I finally checked out the Sourwood […]
I was a bit nervous when I was invited to hike Blood Mountain. It’s definitely a workout, but well-worth it for the view at the top. What a treat to sit on those rocks under the sun, eating peach galette and watching the lizards dart around. Here’s hoping I can psych myself up to hike […]
Back in June Jessica, Tallulah and I went on this excellent hike through Constitution Lakes Park in Atlanta. The space was once a 19th century brickyard, before becoming a nature preserve in the 2000s. Local carpenter Joel Slaton started the folk-art trail and encouraged others to leave their own found art. I love this so […]
Right before flying home, Dean ‘n’ I fit in a quick hike through the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in Scottsdale. It was a quiet, early morning. We saw a couple other people but, mostly, it was just the two of us and the saguaros. My friend, Richelle, shared these fun facts: Saguaros grow about a foot […]
Last-LAST November, Dean and I took a day trip to Black Rock Mountain State Park for some jaw-drapping vistas of the Appalachian mountains. I’m sure this place is unreal during peak leaf season since it’s incredible even at the tail end of fall. The scenery was still dotted with color amidst the barren brown and […]