We have set up this page linking to our articles on
hiking and outdoor photography to provide something for browsers in search of meat to go
with the information appetizers on this and other sites. The 500-1000 word articles, were
originally written for magazines, but are republished here for your ongoing reference.
Feel free to download them for offline reading. Give others this address and encourage
them to drop by, but don't copy the files to pass along in any form to anyone else. These
are for your personal reading only.
Long Distance Hike Resupply Info for folks looking to
hike more than 100 miles in a trip.
Loop hikes along the Blue Ridge Parkway gives you the
goods on five day hikes. The hikes are three to five miles in length. We also have an
article on the 10.8-mile long Rock Castle Gorge Trail, which
is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.
Planning the Perfect Spring Hike covers the basics you
need to plan a hike any time of year.
Hiking's Best Kept Secret Maybe its time for you to
A Natural Reminder is the story of a harrowing stream
ford on a flash flooded creek on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.
Springer Mountain All about the southern terminus of
the Appalachian Trail.
Blue Blazing? What is it and who cares, right? It is
using sidetrails and unofficial routes while hiking a long distance trail, particularly
the Appalachian Trail. The time to decide what is right for you is before you hit the
trail. Read this article by Victoria to find out more.
Advice on backpacking with children. This article has
some tips to get you out on the trail whether your child is a babe in arms or an active
A Tree Fell in the Woods is Victoria's essay on the
urgency of environmental action and how a little carelessness can produce a lot of damage.
Take a look at the article on Understanding Shutter Speed,
or the one on Understanding Film Speed to help you sort out
some of the basics. Or look into this article on Improving Your
Landscape Photography. All three articles were written for Shutterbug Magazine.
Stories from Georgia's History
You can also check out sections from our book Touring
the Backroads of North and South Georgia, with some interesting characters and
events from Georgia history. They include Fort Mountain's
Mysterious Wall, The World's Strongest Man, General Sherman's Georgia Romance, LaGrange's
All-Female Civil War Militia", Ellijay's Only Legal
Hanging, and the odd tale of a boom town gone bust in Lorenzo Dow's