Going Back to Cowen

I have always loved to camp, even as a child.  When I got into high school and my friends and I had drivers licenses, that certainly didn’t change.  My range just expanded a little.  And, one of our favorite places to spend the weekend back then is still a favorite for me today. On a beautiful backroad that winds it’s […]

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Hocking Hills Ohio

I like to think of Hocking Hills as a neat little secret for those of us that have been there.  But, at the same time, I want the whole world to know about this amazing area that my family and I discovered thanks to some friends several years ago. Located just about two hours from our home near Logan, OH, we […]

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The Bridgewater Triangle

The Bridgewater Triangle refers to an area of about 200 square miles in southeastern Massachusetts.  Claimed to be a site of alleged paranormal phenomena, ranging from UFOs to poltergeists and orbs, balls of fire and other spectral phenomena, various “bigfoot” sightings, giant snakes and “thunderbirds”, as well as the mutilation of cattle and other livestock. So, why you may ask are […]

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The Fairy Stones

Hundreds of years before Pocahontas father, Chief Powhatan, reined over the land that is now Virginia, fairies dance and played around springs of water with naiads and wood nymphs.  One day an elfin messenger arrived from a city far away and brought news of the death of Christ. When the fairies heard the story of the crucifixion, they wept and […]

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Twinkle Twinkle Lightning Bugs

Summertime camping anywhere in the Appalachian Mountain range or in other areas of the east coast of the United States would not be the same without one of my favorite insects.  That’s right, a bug.  But, it’s a bug that even most kids like.  Whether you call them Fireflies or Lightning Bugs, a glass jar in a field on a […]

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Cranberry River 2016 – Wild, Wonderful, and Trout Fishing

Cranberry River, Richwood, WV The Cranberry River is formed in southwestern Pocahontas County by the confluence of its North and South forks.The South Fork, the longer of the two at a length of 9 miles, rises on Cranberry Mountain just west of the Highland Scenic Highway before flowing through the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area. The North Fork rises about 2 miles north on […]

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