Tag Archive: Hiking

Apr 21 2010

Myakka State Park, FL

Rattlesnake

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Friday – Saturday 4/2/10 Trip: 16.0 miles (plus another 3 mile road hike back to car) Elevation: 128ft (max) 42ft (min) ~210ft (total accent) Time: ~8 hours total hiking Temperature: 85 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation, low humidity Pack Weight: ~24lbs (overnight load) Summary: Myakka State Park is pretty typical for a …

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Jul 21 2009

Little River Trail


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Sunday 7/19/09 Trip: 6.36 miles Elevation: 3003ft (max) 1975ft (min) ~1194ft (total accent) Time: 3h 15m Temperature: 75 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation, low humidity Pack Weight: ~31lbs (Madeline in her carry pack) Summary: The Little River Trail is just one of about 40 or so easy, single day hiking trails located …

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Mar 16 2009

Sweetwater Creek


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Saturday 2/14/09 Trip: 4.24 miles Elevation: 1020ft (max) 820ft (min) ~388ft (total accent) Time: 2h 15m Temperature: 75 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation, low humidity Pack Weight: ~10lbs (day pack load) Summary: Sweetwater Creek is a small park about 20 minutes west on I-20 from downtown Atlanta. It’s tucked away in the …

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Sep 22 2008

Len Foote Hike Inn (Day 1)


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1868 Friday 9/19/08 Trip: ~5 miles Elevation: 3050ft (max) 2990ft (min) ~750ft (total accent) Time: 3h 20m Temperature: 80 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear skies, no precipitation, low humidity Pack Weight: ~30lbs (overnight lodge hike) Summary: The Len Foote Hike Inn is only accessible via a 5 mile hike up Springer Mountain. After checking …

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Aug 25 2008

Stone Mountain, GA – Summit Trail


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Sunday 8/17/08 Trip: ~3 miles Elevation: 1686ft (max) 1025ft (min) 761ft (total accent) Time: 1h 11m Temperature: 85 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, hummid, no precipitation Pack Weight: <10lbs (day hike) Summary: This is one of my “workout” tracks I like to do at [Stone Mountain State Park]. You launch straight up right from …

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Jul 31 2008

Stone Mountain, GA – Venable Lake Loop


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Sunday 7/27/08 Trip: ~2 miles Elevation: 960ft (max) 870ft (min) <150ft (total accent) Time: 1h 30m Temperature: 90 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation Pack Weight: <10lbs (day hike) Summary: We finally had a chance to get the whole family out for a short hike this weekend. Our Golden Retriever hasn’t had a …

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