60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Birmingham: Including Tuscaloosa, Sipsey Wilderness, Talladega National Forest, and Shelby County

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Birmingham: Including Tuscaloosa, Sipsey Wilderness, Talladega National Forest, and Shelby County

by Russell Helms
     
 

Part of Menasha's premier series of city hiking guides, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Birmingham profiles the area's best day hikes within roughly an hour's drive of the Birmingham metro area. Whereas many urban areas farther north experience defined hiking seasons, Birmingham’s moderate winter climate encourages hiking year-round. Helpful list of

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Part of Menasha's premier series of city hiking guides, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Birmingham profiles the area's best day hikes within roughly an hour's drive of the Birmingham metro area. Whereas many urban areas farther north experience defined hiking seasons, Birmingham’s moderate winter climate encourages hiking year-round. Helpful list of hikes in the front of the book for special interests — best hikes for children, scenic hikes, hikes good for wildlife viewing or seeing waterfalls, best hikes with historic sites and more — make it easy to select the perfect hike for trekkers of all skill levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897329781
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
60 Hikes within 60 Miles
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles

Birmingham: Including Tuscaloosa, Sipsey Wilderness, Talladega National Forest, and Shelby County


By Russell Helms Menasha Ridge Press

Copyright © 2007 Russell Helms
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ISBN: 9780897329781


The morning I left for this hike, I noticed that someone had stolen two rocking chairs from our front porch during the night. I was pretty upset. As I approached the trail, I thought about the thieves briefly, but the sight of the misty woods immediately put them to rest. Hopefully you will find these woods as peaceful.
From the parking lot, approach the newly built rock entrance, which displays imprints of leaves from trees you'll see along way. Follow the trail into the woods and stay to the right. A map board soon comes into view. Here you can check your bearings and fill out an information card, which will let park officials know who is on the trail. Whenever you go hiking, it's always a good idea to let someone know where you are going and when you plan on returning home.




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