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 […]
There is this guy, Reinhold Messner, who climbs mountains without supplementary oxygen despite intense danger and loss (he lost his toes and his brother climbing). Why does he do it?
The Roaming Parkers are foodies, and we recently had an outstanding food adventure in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Oysters Rockefeller was invented in the late 1800’s in the now-famous New Orleans restaurant, Antoine’s. The inventor apparently took his recipe to the grave with him, so any modern rendition of the […]
Last week, Boy Scout Troop No. 124 of McComb embarked upon a five-day, 50-mile canoe-packing trek along Black Creek from the bridge at Dantzler Camp to the Highway 26 bridge outside Wiggins through the Black Creek Wilderness. Black Creek is named from the tannin-stained water and is described […]
This was a windy day at the end of April when we were canoeing at IC Lake – a private lake in McComb Mississippi that was formerly owned by Illinois Central Railroad. The Boy Scouts among us were working on the Canoeing Merit Badge and Cady heard that […]
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 […]