Yesterday I posted a couple of suggestions about getting a good compass to keep you safe and on track in your outdoor activities, and soon I’ll be posting articles about how to use that compass effectively, but first we need to get a good map to go along […]
(First in a series) The first of the outdoor essentials that many outdoor groups like REI and the Boy Scouts tell folks to take with them on all outings is a navigation aid. That is, a map and compass. I remember as a child when I was a […]
Potkopinu, a Natchez Indian word meaning, “Little Valley,” is the southernmost remaining section of historic sunken Natchez trace that is maintained by the Park Service and still hikeable. Three miles long, the Potkopinu segment lies between mile 20 and mile 17 on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Dr. Burrows was leading a nature hike a while back and started out by telling the group, “Every step we take through this forest is a miracle from God. Each little plant you step on, each bug you swat, could contain the cure for cancer if only we […]
Percy Quin State Park is Mississippi’s most popular state park, and there are plenty of reasons why. It is a haven for golfers and anglers, and it has great facilities for camping and cabining. One activity that it seems few people associate with south Mississippi is hiking, but […]
During Spring Break 2017 we took the Boy Scouts to Village Creek State Park in northeastern Arkansas and did some hiking at the Trail of Tears! Being from Southwest Mississippi, this was everyones’ first snow camping experience. Photo by Elise D. Parker
Photo by Patrick Parker