(Third in a series – Before you go on an outdoor adventure, get a good compass and find some useful maps.) A map with all its squiggly lines and colors can, at first glance, seem like a confusing jumble. One of the first things that you’ll want to […]
Well, the first step in pan frying fish is obviously to catch a mess of fish. It just so happens that recently the Roaming Parkers got word of a spot where the fish were biting! A buddy of ours went to this spot and caught 80 fish and […]
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.
What an outstanding outdoor adventure travel book! Mississippi Solo by Eddy Harris is the story of a man from Saint Louis that gets the idea to canoe the entire length of the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to New Orleans Louisiana – some 2300 miles! […]
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 […]
Black Creek is a National Wild and Scenic river in Southeast Mississippi, and it totally deserves that designation. The readily canoeable parts of the river comprise about 40-50 miles starting around Dantzler Camp south of Hattiesburg and winding past Brooklyn, MS through Desoto National Forest and the Black […]