Click or tap on any picture to make it bigger and read more about it.

Buck Hollow. An idyllic and tranquil view later to be interrupted by the arrival of a bear. [1 picture and a few words]

Still – Day two. Fantastic view in the morning. [1 picture]

Gary Allman in a Dutchware Gear Chameleon Hammock with winter cover.

Waking Up in the Wilderness. Gary in the hammock with the winter cover on. [1 picture]

Sunset at Table Rock Lake. [1 picture]

Table Rock Lake, Piney Creek Wilderness – The view of the lake from near where I camped. [1 picture]

Gary Allman, self protrait by table rock lake, January 2019.

Down by the Lake – Gary by Table Rock Lake. [1 picture]

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek – Day one of three days backpacking in Piney Creek Wilderness. [1 picture]

Back at the Lake – I’ve not been here since July. It’s good to be back. [1 picture]

Last Leg to the Lake – It opens up into a flood plain. Easy going in the winter. Not so easy in the summer. [3 pictures]

Crossing Piney Creek – I crossed the creek around five times… [2 pictures]

Feeder Creek on the Tower Trail (Hollow route) [2 pictures and a few words]

Sweet Dreams Sprinky – Today we said goodbye to Sprinkles. [1 picture]

My 2018 Top 100 on Spotify; it’s a tad eclectic. Brit Pop, Bluegrass, College Rock, Electro Pop, Folk, Jazz, Prog Rock, and Soul.

British Passport (2018)

Rinse and Repeat. The shop assistant squealed, she’d never seen a passport before, let alone a British one … The UK and the US. It’s often said that they are two nations separated by a common language. After ten years living in the US I can confirm that it is still true. [Five-minute read. 1 picture.]

Fall In The Forest – Hercules Glades. [3 pictures]

Gary Allman on the Pees Hollow trail at Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Dressed for chilly weather, and looking a bit chubby too. [1 picture]

Fall Carpet – On the top of a ridge I came across this vista of leaves. [1 picture]

Dutchware Chameleon hammock with winter cover, and Hammock Gear Tarp and Econ Incubator 10° Under quilt. Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Sunday – Time to head back. [2 pictures]

Boiling water on a Trangia alcohol stove. Titanium wind screen, and Toaks 850ml cook pot.

Lunch – Making a hot drink on the trail. [2 pictures]

Self and Sky. Resting in the wilderness. [1 picture]

On the Pete (Pole) Hollow Trail heading North. [1 picture]

Saturday Morning – Packing up Camp [5 pictures]

Camouflaged hammock on the side of a hill. Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Camped on a Hillside [1 picture]

Glades! Glades on the Upper Pilot (Devil’s Den East) Trail. [2 pictures]

Dutchware Gear Chameleon Hamock with winter cover, and Hammock Gear tarp and underquilt. Hercules Glades Wilderness. November 2018.

Friday Morning – And not a soul for miles around. [1 picture]

The start of my trip – Lots of crunchy leaves on the trail. [1 picture]

Self portrait of Gary Allman at the junction of the Pilots and Pole Hollow trails, Hercules Glades Wilderness. November 2018.

Hercules Glades Backpacking in November. Van problems forced me to select a nearby trail for a late fall break. Another visit to Hercules Glades was on the cards. [53 pictures, lots of words and one short video]

Ginger & Sprinky – When you can’t get any work done because your cat likes Bach’s Cello Suites as much as you do… [30 sec. Video]

Leaf Me Alone. Sprinkles enjoying the sun in the backyard. [3 pictures]

Red aumn (Fall) leaf on a background of yellow leaves

Flying – I love how this leaf looks like it is spreading its wings and is about to fly. [1 picture]

Scroll to Top