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St George Island

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This past June, Great Southern Land hosted an exhibitor booth at the Alabama State BAR Convention in Destin, Florida.  The emerald beaches were beautiful.  My wife, Jamie, and I are always looking for some destination that is undisturbed and off the beaten path.  Once the conference was over, we took off heading east along the […]

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The Sipsey Wilderness

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The Sipsey Wilderness…almost every outdoor adventurer in Alabama knows this name.  Known as the “Land of 1,000 Waterfalls” it is the largest and most frequently visited wilderness area in the state.  My wife Jamie and I have made several visits and as a practical matter, we’re just getting started.  Located in the Bankhead National Forest, […]

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Tellico Lake & Surrounding Areas

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In this latest edition of “Off the Beaten Path”, my wife Jamie and I continued our exploration of the Tennessee River.  For this trip, we visited Tellico Lake (Reservoir) which is an impoundment of the Little Tennessee River.  It is located southwest of Knoxville and is an easy drive from central and northern Alabama.  Tellico […]

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The Tennessee River Gorge

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My wife, Jamie, and I have been working on seeing as much of the Tennessee River as possible.  In May, we decided to run up to Nickajack Lake.  It’s a reservoir created by Nickajack Dam as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The lake stretches from Nickajack Dam to Chickamauga Dam, passing through Chattanooga. […]

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Buck’s Pocket – A Hidden Gem

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My wife, Jamie, and I are always looking for an “off the beaten path” destination to visit.  Towards the end of March, we visited Buck’s Pocket State Park in the northeast corner of Alabama.  As it turns out, it’s an absolute gem.  South Sauty Creek flows through the park and in the Spring when the […]

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Waterfalls, Waterfalls, Waterfalls

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Alabama is a beautiful state.  My wife, Jamie, and I are always on the lookout for unique and beautiful places to explore.  We usually end up around some type of water, whether rivers, lakes or the ocean.  What we’ve discovered is within a 2 hour drive of the Birmingham area there are incredible waterfalls to […]

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In the Corner of the State

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Just a few weeks ago, my wife Jamie and I were brainstorming on our next trip.  Water…whether rivers, lakes or oceans are always at the top of our list.  We are frequent visitors to the Tennessee River, especially Lake Guntersville.  For this trip we opted to travel downstream to Pickwick Lake.  It is literally in […]

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Exploring Mentone & Surrounding Areas

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This past winter, my wife Jamie and I traveled to Mentone, AL to explore the surrounding areas.   Mentone is a small town located in northeast Alabama with a population of just a few hundred.  It’s located atop Lookout Mountain and has the highest elevation of any incorporated town in Alabama.  We decided to visit DeSoto […]

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Hike in the Cheaha Wilderness

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Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, my wife Jamie and I were brainstorming about a place for a day hike.  If you don’t know us, “Off the Beaten Path” is where we’re always headed.  We decided to check out the Cheaha Mountain area because we haven’t spent a lot of time there.  After a few looks at […]

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