Looking down ‘Spring Hollow’

Looking down ‘Spring Hollow’ – A new (for me) Scenic Overlook. +1

Cat Briar Central

Cat Briar Central – I name this area Cat Briar Central. The cat briars around it were horrendous, and I carry the scars to show for it. +1

Piney Creek glinting in the sun

Piny Creek glinting in the sun – you can get a clear idea of how narrow the hollow gets from this picture. Can’t find the trail? hike down the creek.

Fall at the far end of the Pilot Trail

Fall at the far end of the Pilot Trail – On a whim, I changed my plans and decided to venture into uncharted territory and hike down to the end of the trail. One-minute read, 2 pictures

View to the east

View to the east – One thing I’ve learned is that little things that shouldn’t be in the wilderness are frequently signs that lead to interesting discoveries. One-minute read

End of the hike

End of the hike – I lose the trail, find some rocks, and get more chigger bites than you could shake a hiking pole at. Two-minute read, 4 pictures

Buck Hollow in the evening light

Buck Hollow in the evening light. Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Two.

Evening light on Buck Hollow

Evening light on Buck Hollow – Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Two.

Stormy sunset

Stormy sunset – Piney Creek Wilderness – Day One.

Glimpse

Glimpse – because the lake-side trees were in the lake it was hard to get a clear view.

Storm clearing

Storm clearing – Piney Creek Wilderness – Day One.

‘Cab Creek,’ Hercules Glades Wilderness

‘Cab Creek’ – Day Two, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail. 3 pictures

Back at the bluffs

Back at the bluffs

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek Wilderness

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek Wilderness – this is my little spot of Ozarks’ heaven. Piney Creek – Day One.

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek Widerness

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek Wilderness.

Tarp up in case it rains (again)

Tarp up in case it rains (again). Bell Mountain – Day One.

Bell Mountain. View to the east

Bell Mountain. View to the east. Bell Mountain – Day One.

View from Kingley Vale

View from Kingley Vale – It all looks very peaceful now, but Kingley Vale was formerly used for artillery practice.

South Downs – Hiking at Kingley Vale

South Downs – Hiking at Kingley Vale

Winter Sunset, Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness

Winter Sunset, Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Buck Hollow

Buck Hollow. An idyllic and tranquil view later to be interrupted by the arrival of a bear. One-minute read

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek

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

Coy Bald Trail Panorama

Coy Bald Trail Panorama – views to the east and south. 2 pictures

Hathersage and Hope from Higgar Tor

Hathersage and Hope from Higgar Tor. +2

Cheddar Gorge (no climbers)

Cheddar Gorge (no climbers) – It’s fairly rugged and pointy looking. It’s a shame about the road running right through the middle though.