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Three reasons to plan a mountain vacation

A mountain vacation offers opportunities and activities that are unique to the area. That gives you a variety of reasons to go there. Relaxation Escaping to a quiet cabin in the mountains can be an incredibly relaxing experience. Spending…

Portage Mountain Loop Trail
Hiking US

Portage Mountain Loop Trail

Most of this primitive trail lies within the Petersburg Creek – Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness. The trail begins at Petersburg Lake and circles Portage Mountain to the Salt Chuck East Cabin.Length (one way): 10.2 miles Rating: More Difficult USGS…

Hiking US

Petersburg Mountain Trail

This challenging trail leads to spectacular views from Narrows Peak at the summit of Petersburg Mountain.Length (one way): 3.5 miles Rating: Most Difficult USGS Map: Petersburg D-3…

Destination US

Little River Canyon National Preserve – Albama

Tucked away in the northeast corner of Alabama near the Georgia border, Little River Canyon is an isolated oasis carved into a mountain. During the spring runoff, a handful of daredevil kayakers descend the canyon’s steep walls into a…

Mountaineering and trekking

Areas of rock girls

A flat terrain full of rocks girls (smaller than a handball or handball ball) due to soft mineral (conglomerate, limestone, etc.). Usually easy to navigate, but hunting for the joints. However, if these are lining a slope, the issue…


What to do in an unexpected rain?

“There’s nothing like a nice cabin in which to spend the night on the mountain or forest. However, cabins always have on hand. We can not always spend the night indoors, and in some cases not even have much…