Hiking New River’s Southside Trail to Abandoned Coke Ovens
The warm spring weather of April 2022 was perfect for a hike along the Southside Trail, the former South Side Branch of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.
Along Laurel Creek
Venturing along the winding WV Route 16 out of Fayetteville, West Virginia, one will discover the hidden gems of Laurel Creek. Nestled amidst the lush greenery, a series of roadside waterfalls can be accessed through a rugged journey of bushwacking and scrambling down rip-rap. Amongst these natural wonders are the majestic Upper Laurel Creek Falls, boasting a 20-foot cascade, and the serene Lower Laurel Creek Falls, featuring a 10-foot cascade.
Exploring Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park
The Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park in London, Kentucky, is a fascinating historical site that offers visitors a glimpse into the region's past.
An Escape to Pine Island Double Falls
After a night of boondocking, I set out for my first hike to Pine Island Double Falls in the Daniel Boone National Forest of south-central Kentucky.
Explorers first reached Kanawha Falls along the Kanawha River in West Virginia in 1671, and they have been a stopping point for travelers ever since.
Stony Point Light
Stony Point Light is a historic lighthouse in Stony Point, New York.
Thorny Mountain’s Lookout Tower
The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower within the Seneca State Forest in West Virginia is one of the few lookout towers that you can reserve and stay at!
Exploring the Highland Scenic Highway
The Highland Scenic Highway is one of the most underrated scenic byways in West Virginia.
Wildflowers at Hocking Hills
Hocking Hills is one of my favorite go-to places in Ohio because of its landform dominated by caves, cliffs, rock shelters, and waterfalls. On my most recent trip, I turned my photographic focus to its diverse springtime wildflowers at Ash Cave, around the western shores of Rose Lake, along a tributary of East Fork of Queer Creek, and within the sheltered canyon at Conkles Hollow.
Exploring Red Ash
Red Ash is one of many ghost towns at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia and is accessible from an easy hike on an old railroad.