Tanzania Day 11: Tarangire to End

From the plane

On our last day in Tanzania, we spent a couple of hours in the Tarangire National Park after breakfast. Here’s the map for that. Here are the animals we saw: Elephants Buffaloes Ostriches Zebras Impalas Wildebeests Dik-diks Afterwards, we headed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for our flight back. On the plane, I took the photo… Continue reading Tanzania Day 11: Tarangire to End

Tanzania Day 10: Tarangire

Tarangire National Park

We spent June 25 in Tarangire National Park. Here’s the tracklog for our morning game drive. We returned to Tarangire Safari Lodge for lunch and spent some time viewing elephants at the river down below. Then we headed out for an afternoon safari drive. Here’s the map. Here are the animals we saw: Baboons Elephants… Continue reading Tanzania Day 10: Tarangire

Tanzania Day 9: Tarangire

Tarangire National Park

On June 24, we stayed in Tarangire National Park. Here’s the map for our day game drive. Here are the animals we saw during the day: Elephants Buffalo Ostriches Zebras Vervet Monkeys Impalas Pelicans Wildebeests Giraffes Warthogs Thomson’s Gazelles Lions Leopard Waterbucks Monitor Lizard Dik-diks Long-crested Eagles Martial Eagles Starlings Python Of course, there were… Continue reading Tanzania Day 9: Tarangire

LeConte Lodge

The only way to get to LeConte Lodge in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to hike up a mountain. To stay the night, you need to make reservations far in advance. We sent in our reservation request in August last year and then waited till the October 1 drawing of names. We did… Continue reading LeConte Lodge

Cloudland Canyon

For Amber’s birthday last fall, we went camping in Cloudland Canyon. We camped in the walk-in campground which was nice and secluded, but full due to the season. Here’s our first day’s hike, around the West rim loop. On the second day, we went to see the waterfalls and the overlooks near the park office.… Continue reading Cloudland Canyon

Len Foote Hike Inn

In October, we usually head to North Georgia to hike, enjoy the nice weather and see some fall colors. This time we booked a room at the Len Foote Hike Inn which can only be reached by hiking 5 miles from the Amicalola Falls State Park. Here is our hike path from Amicalola Falls to… Continue reading Len Foote Hike Inn

Raven Cliff Falls

Raven Cliff Falls are beautiful falls located near Helen, GA. Raven Cliff Falls Trail Some photos:

Cohutta Wilderness

Getting to Cohutta Wilderness is not easy as you have to drive for more than 20 miles on unpaved roads and then there’s the issue of arranging cars so you can do a point-to-point hike. On the other hand, Lake Conasauga campground is beautiful and Cohutta Wilderness has a number of great hikes. We took… Continue reading Cohutta Wilderness

Bear Hair Gap Trail

The Bear hair Gap Trail starts in Vogel State Park and takes you to the Blood Mountain Wilderness. Do go on the half-mile spur trail for a nice view of the lake.

Three Forks Loop

This loop trail requires driving on Forest Service Road 42 for a while to get to the trailhead, but the unpaved road is in good condition and the Appalachian trail is always busy. Basically, the loop consists of sections of the Appalachian and Benton MacKaye trails which crisscross each other a couple of times in… Continue reading Three Forks Loop