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Barbara McCollum
Avid day hiker.
Avid day hiker.

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The Perfect Snow Jacket
Yes, that's nine inches of snow in Georgia. Photographed here on the way to Springer Mountain from the Len Foote Hike Inn.  I couldn't resist stopping at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville, Georgia while on a recent drive through the north Geo...

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Thoughts on hiking 923 miles in 2014. 

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2014 Highlights
A hiking friend recently encouraged me to share some thoughts on hiking 923 miles in 2014.  Most of these miles were day hikes. I hope in some small way way my 2014 adventures will inspire and motivate other women to get outdoors and become physically fit t...

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This may inspire you to plan a trip to Cumberland Island. 

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Beautiful Cumberland Island
In November of 2014, I was fortunate enough to join five members of the Chattanooga Hiking Club for an amazing three days of camping and exploring on Georgia's Cumberland Island.  Below are a few glimpses of an unforgettable trip as well as scenes of beauti...

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The Waterfalls of DuPont State Forest
Who doesn't love waterfalls?  For those who follow my blog, you know that I love waterfalls almost as much as I love to hike.  On a trip this past summer to Brevard, North Carolina, I learned about the "Land of Waterfalls"--Transylvania County, North Caroli...

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The Grand Tetons
Mount Moran at 12,605 feet.   Hiking in
the Grand Teton National Park has been on my bucket list
for a while, and I was fortunate enough to take a short hike with The Big Guy (my husband) in September 2014 while on a sightseeing trip in the area.   Grand Te...

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Chasing Waterfalls
I visited Niagara
Falls in April 2014. It's more a walk than a hike,
but nonetheless, one of the world's most spectacular waterfalls.   Earlier this year I listed my hiking
resolutions for the year.  One of my goals was to hike to five new
waterfalls.   H...

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The Roman Ramblers Hike in Utah
The Roman Ramblers were called the "Chicks with Sticks" while hiking in Utah.   Six Roman Ramblers traveled to Park City, Utah earlier this year for the hiking trip of a lifetime.  The Roman Ramblers is a group of ladies from Rome, Georgia, who like to hike...

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Hiking in Utah with the Roman Ramblers
Along the trail to Timpanogos Cave, another hiker took a group photo and quickly named us "Chicks with Sticks."  You could describe it as a trip of a lifetime.  Six ladies who enjoy hiking on a weekly basis near their home of Rome, Georgia, (thus the name R...
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