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Walls of Jericho

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by bluebubbleboy, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. bluebubbleboy

    bluebubbleboy Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 12, 2011
    Colorado
    Last weekend I did an overnight backpacking trip to the Walls of Jericho in north Alabama. Here are some photos from the trip. All shot with the GF3 and 14mm pancake...an awesome lightweight package for backpacking trips IMHO.

    This wasn't my tent by the way, I'm a hammock camper. The poor fella who set up this tent needs a little help though!
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    A rare image of myself
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  2. dave37

    dave37 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 3, 2012
    Alabama, USA
    Nice pics. It was a beautiful weekend in N Alabama wasn't it? We have been wanting to visit W of Jericho for some time. We opted this past weekend for Cherokee Rock Villiage, near the corner of Cherokee and DeKalb counties.
     
  3. bluebubbleboy

    bluebubbleboy Mu-43 Regular

    84
    Aug 12, 2011
    Colorado
    Dave, it was an absolutely beautiful weekend to be out. I couldn't have asked for more pleasant weather. This was my first trip to the walls, but I'll be back. I haven't been to Cherokee Rock Village. Do you ever go to Sipsey? I really like that area too.
     
  4. dave37

    dave37 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 3, 2012
    Alabama, USA
    Sipsey? For several reasons, one of my favorite places in the world. I just don't take the time to go there that much. When I have gone there, I have always taken someone new, so I want them to see the Bee Branch, Ship rock, Thompson Creek areas. I would love to explore the many other areas. I have all the issues of the Bankhead Monitor that were published in it's time, that have great stories about many of the areas within the Sipsey and Bankhead Forrest.

    I really appreciate those people that have worked so hard to preserve the area and the history.
     
  5. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    You must be in better shape than I. I go down and do day hikes in the sipsey quite a bit. I've thought about doing the walls of jericho, but I've heard its a pretty tough hike back out.
     
  6. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    We went down to the sipsey again. We went last month and tried to get to Mize Mill Falls and Turkey foot falls, but we ran into problems with the trail.

    We went back down and took a different trail and ran into issues again with this trail. We ended up just going down to Kinlock falls and coming back.

    I have yet to visit the northern side trails of the Sipsey.
     
  7. bluebubbleboy

    bluebubbleboy Mu-43 Regular

    84
    Aug 12, 2011
    Colorado
    Bee Branch is really cool. I also really like Fall Creek Falls (I think that's the name of the falls anyway). Last time I was there (end of December) we camped at the top right next to the water fall. Best place I've camped in AL. Loved it. Here's a couple of pics.

    View from the campsite.
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    At the bottom
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    Still so much I need to explore there. :biggrin:

    On Saturday we saw tons of people from very young to very...mature on the trail for a day hike to the walls. It is steep, but if you are at least in reasonable shape you should be able to do it no problem. It's well worth the visit!
     
  8. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason

    Very nice shot of fall creek falls. I went in the late spring and it was barely running.

    As far as the Wallsof Jericho go..I'd have to convince my better half. The longest day hike we've done is 4 miles round trip on a moderate difficulty trail.

    Really nice shots though.
     
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  9. dave37

    dave37 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 3, 2012
    Alabama, USA
    Ok guys, let's see an image of the Alabama Champion Poplar at Bee Branch..... Don't tell me you don't have one. Don't make me bring out my thirty year old transparencies! For those that don't know.... Three six foot people hand to hand can't reach around.

    The land that time forgot...... And the ancient Beech trees that still have Indian carvings!
     
  10. bluebubbleboy

    bluebubbleboy Mu-43 Regular

    84
    Aug 12, 2011
    Colorado
    OK, here you go. Now you need to get out those transparencies! :tongue:

    Just me pretending to be tough...:biggrin:
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  11. dave37

    dave37 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 3, 2012
    Alabama, USA
    Thanks, I needed a fix.
     
  12. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I have yet to go to the big tree.

    I need to convince my better half to go camping, that way we could actually do those long trails.