Hiking Georgia's Cohutta Wilderness

If you are looking for a premier hiking experience in the Southeast, consider the Cohutta Wilderness Area in North Central Georgia. Within a half day’s drive of Atlanta, and even closer to cities such as Dalton or Rome, Georgia, Cohutta is the perfect get away for weekend backpackers. Just outside of Chatsworth, Georgia, the Cohutta Wilderness is arguably the most remote area within the Chattahoochee National Forest. As such, the area offers hikers the opportunity to experience solitude and adventure that is unparalleled in the southern portion of the Appalachian Mountains.

At over 35,000 acres, Cohutta is the second largest designated wilderness area in Georgia and the largest found in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Designation as a Wilderness Area means that only foot traffic and pack stock are allowed within its boundaries. This is good news for those seeking a more natural and primitive experience. With over 90 miles of …

Night Hiking: Your Guide to Adventure

There’s something special about hiking that makes you feel alive. Getting off of your duffet and taking to the hearty nature resting just beyond the cushy borders of civilization brings an undeniable joy but those seeking a real thrill might be best suited by hiking at night.

Trekking under cover of night, under the glittering sky, while the rest of the world rests; is surely one of life’s greatest adventures. However, it must be done with a certain amount of preparation and with an eye towards safety. Some tips for the hiker – whether you’re an experienced hiker or a complete novice.

Weather

Showing proper preparation for any weather conditions is a major consideration when planning your hike. You must be prepared for the possibility of rain or cold temperatures. By bringing either a hat or a light parka you will be able to keep yourself dry in wet conditions …

Why Go for a Hiking Adventure?

The idea of travel and trips gets us to a wave of excitement and fun and one way to greatly enjoy this is to challenge yourself on a hiking adventure. This activity may be done with the whole family, your friends and colleagues or for an adventurous couple. Whoever you may be with, a hiking adventure is of great fun to share with anyone in your social circle.

Hiking for most people is simply a way to exercise and maintain health and fitness. For lovers and couples it has a romantic appeal where they can share thoughts about anything while being so close to the wonders of nature and even highlights great lasting moments to capture. A hiking adventure is also great for family bonding and relaxation while discovering many places to hike.

The big deal in any hiking adventure is the presence of the different hiking trails that are …

Hiking Eagle Mountain Park with the Kids

I’ve lived in my house for almost two years and just last week I discovered a great park for hiking with my three young children just 15 minutes away. Actually, Eagle Mountain Park was discovered for me by my sister-in-law but our shared love of spending time with our combined six children had us both heading over there twice in the last two weeks. Located just north of Fort Worth, Texas not far from highway 287, Eagle Mountain Park offers a selection of trails that all lead down to the shores of Eagle Mountain Lake.

Something about exploring the woods makes my children happy to spend hours walking along these rustic trails. The park prohibits bikes, dogs and camping. The trails are not stroller friendly and there are some spots that were challenging for the youngest in our group. My four-year-old son stumbled up a few rocky inclines but was …

Great Outdoors Month: Hiking in the Adirondacks

Not being a born native to the North Country I can only wonder time and time again how in the world I ended up living near the mountains. Originally being born and brought up in Brooklyn then later on in life moving to Long Island I never really had to endure long cold brutal winters nor did I have the privilege to see one of natures most precious beauties, the Adirondack Mountains.

Now living in the Adirondack area for almost three years I have met a wonderful group of ladies that have taken me under their wing and introduced me to one of nature’s most fascinating adventures – hiking as they would call it. Me personally I still call it a struggle climbing up trails and rocks. But anyhow it is amazing and quite frankly never did I imagine that I was ever capable of wanting to try this.

With …