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Alabama Getaway Anniversary Trip
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No Need to Worry the Jury
“Leaving early Friday for our anniversary trip to Alabama! Going to DeSoto State Park/Little River Canyon. Its gonna be great! More chapters for Dana's X-rated Outdoor Adventures. Should be enough for at least 2 more chapters. Me n' "Buck Nasty" my porno guy. Can ya believe we been together 20+ yrs?
Looking forward to seeing that beautiful canyon. Supposed to be deepest one east of the Mississippi.”
“It really is pretty. One thing to warn you about though. I've driven through it about 3x and one part is misleading. As you head south you'll get about half way through it and the road will have a sweeping right hand turn. There will be a park type area on your right. The main road sweeps to the right, but this road leaves the canyon. There is a poorly marked road that continues straight. I think, this is the rest of the canyon. Next time I'm up that way I'll try that road. The whole thing is about 20 miles.
Be sure and take binoculars. There should be plenty of hawks gliding on the updrafts. You can really check them out with some good binocs.
You're not supposed to camp in the canyon, but I know some who have. I'd like to camp in it myself. Is this where the webcam adventures will take place? Take lots of pics!”
Thanks for the advice
“Dayhiker! Very kind of you. Great idea on the binoculars. I'd not have remembered them. Yes to lots of pictures! I have gotten a waterproof camera for underwater shots. I want to try standing right IN a waterfall and taking a picture out to see what happens. Not in Little River Falls of course. ;-) Will keep our eyes peeled for the misleading curve you mention.”
Misleading Curves ??
“Ah, wild women!”
Thats the secret to stayin married
“to Buck Nasty for 20 yrs!
Its all that chasing him around, grabbing him in the biscuits, locking him in the broom closet wi' me, and never letting him guess whats coming next. Way to a porno guy's heart! ;-)
I don't think our neighbors much appreciate it when we play James Brown on Hollywood Hottubs though.
“You're crackin' me up!”
“Southerers have a thing for biscuits, no?”
“Actually, I prefer tortillas.”
“Tripe my guacamole bay-bee
Tripe my shorts”
“The Montgomery, AL minor league baseball team is named the biscuits.”
“Oh the humanity...”
“Pinch-hittin' on the biscuits, dana?”
Pagans married in the Beltane
“Tried the church wedding the first time. Second time was a pagan ceremony.
“Hey Dana....how about joining us on Black Mtn over the July 4th weekend. nashvillehiker says it's a ball breaker.”
“Saturday, May 1, is the 11th Annual DeSoto State Park Wildflower Saturday at the park's Nature Center. Everything is supposed to be in bloom.
Also wanted to comment on dayhiker's info about the road. AL hwy 176 does indeed leave the canyon (if you're driving N to S) about halfway down and ends up at a 4-way intersection in lovely Dogtown, AL. (Seriously) If you stay relatively straight, you go down a very steep/crooked county road (not sure about the number, it should be obvious though). A left onto Co. Rd 275 brings you out at the Little River Canyon Mouth Park. It's a day use area. St. Hwy 273 takes you S to St. Hwy 68 then West back to Hwy 176 which will take you back North to the DeSoto Park area. Coming back you can go straight through at Dogtown on Co. Rd. 89 instead of going back around the canyon rim, if you want.”
JO honey........ we'll see
“We will just be returning from the Whole Fam Damily Vacation around July 4th. I will just have to play it by ear. Sounds like a great trip. I want to get up to Roan Mtn in July for sure. Have a friend who can lead me to where some rare plant specimens are blooming during that month.”
stay tuned. We gotta cross paths down there sometime. Shining Rock was cool.”
“I'm going to print this post right now and take the good info with me provided by you and dayhiker. It will be helpful in navigating. Wonder if its worth it to take the kayaks along this trip?”
“Be warned that is gonna rain like crazy Sat night. LRC has class V I think, so be careful if you take the kayak.”
What do you MEAN careful??
“It would almost be more fun than the time I went over Niagra Falls in a barrel!”
“"You're not supposed to camp in the canyon, but I know some who have. I'd like to camp in it myself." "Be warned that is gonna rain like crazy Sat night."
"Little River Canyon Mouth Park. It's a day use area."
LRC is one of favorite places.
Not many in TN aware of it.
I was there several years ago
couple of days after a
disastrous flood. Many people
had camped at the park in the
mouth of the canyon. The flood
scoured parts of the canyon
and I believe drowned several.
Some people barely survived.
There was not much remaining
to recognize of the park area.
That flood might be one of the
major reasons for not allowing
camping in the canyon and for
the park at the mouth being
day use only.
I have always been pleased by
the variety of birds I've seen there in May. I have noticed
more "Jack in the Pulpit" plants
at LRC than any other place i
have ever visited.
I hope that you have a great
safe anniversary trip.”
Audumon Mountain Workshop
“The Audubon Mountain Workshop is a 4-day ecology camp focusing on the ecology and natural history
of Alabama. Participants are able to attend workshops of their choice; the subject matter covers a broad range of
topics from mammals, reptiles and amphibians, birds, trees and flowers to forest and stream ecology. The
individual workshops, most of which are conducted in the field, provide an opportunity for in depth study of the
subject matter of interest and are not necessarily intended as teaching methodology courses. The Workshop is
held at Alpine Camp for Boys in Mentone, AL and the dates for the 2004 Workshop are May 13-17. This camp is on top of
Lookout Mtn. at the very
headwaters of Little River. This
is a terrific workshop, different
each year. Registration forms
at: The Birmingham Audubon
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