Tag Archives: forests

Day 635, 3.27.11 – Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.”          Luke 9:12 (NIV)

Day 476 – 10.19.10 A day in Maryland

Herrington Manor State Park, Swallow Falls State Park & Sliding Hills scenic rest area    

Good luck and Good work for the happy mountain raindrops, each one of them a high waterfall in itself, descending from the cliffs and hollows of the clouds to the cliffs and hollows of the rocks, out of the sky-thunder into the thunder of the falling rivers. John Muir

Day 474 – 10.17.10 Delaware Watergap, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Raymondskill Falls  &  Dingmans’s Falls area

As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. John Muir

Day 284 – 4.10.10 Nolin State Park, Kentucky

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. ~Jane Austen

Day 130 – 11.7.09 Great Smoky Mountain National Park, North Carolina & Tennessee

“I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me.”     William Hazlitt

Day 129 – 11.6.09 Blue Ridge Parkway & Chimney Rock State Park, North Carolina

Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?      Psalm 24:3 (NIV)

Day 114 – 10.22.09 Matthiessen State Park & Starving Rock State Park, Illinois

Matthiessen State Park & Starving Rock State
Park, Illinois

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”    Albert Einstein

Day 102-103: Oct 10-11. Superior National Forest, Minnesota

Superior National Forest, Minnesota

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can.          Ecclesiastes 3:11-12 (NLT)

Day 28; 7.28.09 Giant City State Park & Fern Clyffe State Park, IL

“Success is a journey, not a destination.”           — Ben Sweetland

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”           — William Shakespeare

Day 9; 7.9.09 Tioga Park, West Point Kentucky & Grand Trails RV Park, Corydon Indiana

I saw pictures of waterfalls at this park and have now tried three times to find them. I’m beginning to think they don’t exist. But this is a beautiful park and has challenging trails. Don’t go in the summer, the mosquitoes will carry you away.


West Point, KY


I found a great campground right in the center of historic Corydon Indiana. Corydon was the home of the first state capital in Indiana.

My site is situated right along a stream, very beautiful here, clean showers and nice people. I couldn’t ask for more.


Corydon IN

Day 7; 7.7.09 Clifty Falls State Park, Madison Indiana

Clifty Falls State Park, Madison IN

Clifty Falls State Park, Madison IN

For many years this state park has been one of my favorites. I have camped here over the past two decades and hiked even longer. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to camp here again as I will be working in this county. Clifty Falls is located in historic Madison, along the Ohio River.

Clifty Falls State Park, Madison IN

The park has many challenging trails, my favorite was trail two. Unfortunately this trail has been closed for many years after damage from a storm. Trail two runs through the Clifty Creek stream bed and ends at Big Clifty Falls and while the trail is officially closed people still venture out to play in the waterfalls.

Clifty Falls State Park, Madison IN

This park is rich in history, both natural and cultural, definitely one of the jewels of Indiana. If you ever visit Indiana you might also check out Spring Mill State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Mounds State Park and The Dunes State Park, each has a distinctive history and geography. Unfortunately I doubt I will cover them in this blog as my plans don’t include these parks.

Clifty Falls State Park, Madison IN