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Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K

Red Shoe Run: Rockin' 5K directly benefits and impacts the guest families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. By participating in Red Shoe Run, you're keeping a family close to their sick or injured child free of charge. You're providing much-needed emotional support and relief to families far from home, and you're giving parents respite as they face daily life or death decisions. This year will feature an in-person 5K and 1 mile and a virtual option to rock the streets wherever you are. And as always, we will have a Snoozer option for those who simply wishContinue Reading ...


Update!! AT Adventure: Deep Gap to Albert Tower (and back) 30 miles

Deep gap parking Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Franklin, NC

Come with me as I explore the AT in North Carolina. (Cross posted on Georgia Adventures) I have increased the time since most people have Friday off (this is Easter week. Ensure you can go at about 2 miles per hour while carrying a 20-40 lb backpack. We have to go 30 miles in three days but we can decide as a team where to stop for camp. Meet at Deep Gap Parking Lot at 9am EST on Friday. This is a gravel road that is very bumpy but (was) doable in a sedan. ***there is no cell service atContinue Reading ...

AT Adventure: Burningtown Gap to NOC

Nantahala Outdoor Center Bryson City, NC

Come with me as I explore the AT in North Carolina. (Cross posted on Georgia Adventures) Some of you have been reaching out about a lighter backpacking trip to get those mountain legs so here is something a little shorter. The best part is that its mostly downhill to the NOC :) Saturday (7 miles) Meet at the NOC at 10am EST at the basecamp parking lot. Divide into cars (or car) and shuttle ourselves the 34 minutes to Burningtown Gap. From Burningtown Gap, hike NOBO past Cold Spring Shelter and up Copper Ridge Bald about 1000 ft elevation andContinue Reading ...

Dauphin Island Beach Cleanup

Help Alabama Audubon get ready for shorebird nesting season by joining us for a beach cleanup on Dauphin Island West End Public Beach.

AT Adventure: Rock Gap to Burningtown Gap (18 miles)

Rock gap parking National Forest Rd, Franklin, NC

Come with me as I hike the Appalachian Trail! (Cross posted on Georgia Adventures) Since the weather has heated up, this Florida girl is headed back to the AT. Come with me as I hike 18 miles with an overnight location TBD (I have two locations picked out that I can discuss with whoever signs up). Mother/daughter teams are encouraged as this will be Mother's Day Weekend. **9:00 AM on May 7th (2.5 hour drive from downtown ATL)** Park at Rock Gap (near Franklin, NC) and shuttle to Burningtown Gap (ideally we will shuttle ourselves but there is an optionContinue Reading ...

Oak Mtn easy hike and kayaking, Tranquility Loop 4.5 miles

North Trailhead Oak Mountain Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

We will meet at the North Trail head at 9am and will begin this hike at 9:15 am SHARP!! This hike will begin at the North Trail head, From there we will hike the Yellow trail to Lake Tranquility and hike around the Lake passing the BMX track area and Cabins, From there we will hike the White trail back to the North Trail head to complete this 4 1/2 mile hike. This is a very nice and easy hike that has a lot to see for such a short hike Bring extra water and a trail snack. After theContinue Reading ...

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