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Read about some amazing adventures across the USA and around the world.
Read about some amazing adventures across the USA and around the world.

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Sandstone Nature Trail at Sardis Lake
The start of the trail at the trailhead The Sandstone Nature Trail is a 1.6-mile loop trail near the dam at Sardis Lake. The trail begins at the same trailhead as the Sandstone Fitness Trail, below the south side of the dam. This is an easy loop on a well m...

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Wall Doxey State Park
The pier near the trailhead Wall Doxey State Park is a small park in northern Mississippi, and like many parks, it was build by the CCC and consists of a lake (reservoir), campground, day use area, visitor center, cabins, and one hiking trail. I visited the...

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George Washington Birthplace National Monument
Location: Colonial Beach, Virginia Date: June 20, 2009 The outlines of the home site with the memorial house in the background This was the birthplace of George Washington in 1732 and was primarily a tobacco farm in the 18th century. The building Washington...

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Tishomingo State Park
Pioneer Cabin at the CCC Trail trailhead Tishomingo State Park is located in the northwest corner of Mississippi along the Natchez Trace Parkway. The park is fairly unique for Mississippi as it has valleys, rock outcroppings, and a few small waterfalls. I v...

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Spyglass Hill Trail at Enid Lake
The Spyglass Hill Trail is a 20-mile network of hiking and equestrian trails along the south side of Enid Lake in Mississippi. This trail is on Army Corps of Engineers land and can be accessed from multiple trailheads (see the map below). I hiked the trail ...

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North Cypress Trail in Holly Springs National Forest
View of North Cypress Lake from the south end of the dam The North Cypress Non-Motorized Trail is a 3.3-mile loop trail in Holly Springs National Forest east of Oxford, Mississippi. I've hiked this trail multiple times ( including in November 2015 ), and it...

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Clear Springs Nature Trail
Boardwalk section of Clear Springs Nature Trail About a mile and half downstream of Sardis Dam in Panola County, Mississippi is a short 0.6-mile nature trail built by the Army Corps of Engineers. Clear Springs Nature Trail begins along River Road and forms ...

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Beijing
Inside the Forbidden City My last stop in China was Beijing, where I arrived on the morning of October 6, 2016 on an overnight train from Xi'an . After dropping my bags at the hotel, I went a few blocks to to Tiananmen Square and walked from there and throu...

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Xi'an
Xi'an Drum Tower I arrived in Xi'an on the morning of October 4, 2016 on an overnight train from Yichang. I was able to drop my bags of the hotel but couldn't check in, and I had arranged for a guide to take me from the hotel to the Han Yang Ling Mausoleum ...

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Chongqing to Yichang on the Yangtze River
Wu Gorge I arrived at Chongqing International Airport around noon on September 30, 2016 after spending the previous two days in Yangshuo . A waiting bus took me from the the airport on the 40-minute drive through traffic into the city to the Yangtze River w...
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