From Arkansas to Wyoming, these abandoned towns are packed with history and located on stunning public land. For some of them, it’s an adventure just to reach them… Continue reading at outsideonline.com!
Learn about Fort Smith National Historic Site, U.S. Marshall Bass Reeves, the “Hanging Judge” Isaac Parker, and The Unexpected–a series of stunning murals throughout this city in Northwest Arkansas. Read more in Terrain Magazine!
“One minute we were driving through the rolling hills of rural Georgia. The next minute the bottom dropped away, and a valley appeared below. This sudden burst of topography, just west of Lumpkin, Ga., foreshadowed our arrival at Providence Canyon State Park...” Continue reading at Blue Ridge Outdoors!
“The first smack to the face feels like an ambush. I windmill my arms, untangling myself from a dense spider web. I swat silk from my hair and neck. Hoping the sneaky web-maker didn’t hop inside, I flip open the hood of my hiking shirt. Before I think to stop walking, I stumble through another web and repeat the entire process. I’m hiking the Whites Creek Trail through dense woods of the Irish Wilderness in the southeastern Missouri Ozarks…” Continue reading in Terrain Magazine!
The encounter at Water Canyon was the strangest of all. Two friends and I were floating in an eddy on the Green River, deep inside Stillwater Canyon. It was six pm on a weekday in early June, with only a few more hours of daylight to find a camp for the night… continue reading at NRS.com!
During the War of 1812, hundreds of enslaved African Americans gained their freedom on Cumberland Island by joining the ranks of the British occupier. For some, liberation was fleeting… continue reading at National Parks Magazine.