Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama

    2/17/17 •

    For spectacular vistas of one of the deepest gorges east of the Mississippi River, visit the 14,000-acre Little River Canyon National Preserve in northeast Alabama. The best views are from the Little River Canyon Rim Drive, which is actually a 22-mile stretch of the Lookout Mountain Parkway, just east of Fort Payne. The best place…

    Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park: Explore 45 Historic Buildings

    10/06/17 •

    …States. It is also enjoyable to browse through the Alabama Iron and Steel Museum, which traces the ironwork’s history. On weekends from March through November, old-time craftsmen gather to demonstrate their skills. And on the third weekend of every month during the same time frame, the park sponsors Tannehill Trade Days, a giant flea market…

    Spectacular Colors of Providence Canyon, Georgia

    7/09/19 •

    …the Georgia/Alabama state line. (It is also the home of Westville, an 1850s living-history attraction.) Providence Canyon State Park is 7 miles west of town on State Highway 39C. It’s open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. mid-September through mid-April; it closes at 9 p.m. otherwise. Parking costs $2 per day, but is free on Wednesday….

    Are Hoods Really Needed?

    3/07/19 •

    …it’s definitely too small. Equalization should never be a problem with a properly fitting one. Also, the idea of going without a hood is probably not possible in a place like northern Alabama, even during summer. The reason is that the temperature below the thermocline (a phenomenon you’ll learn about in your training) is likely…