Jun 15, 2010 at 11:16 am #1260181
Looking for a July 3,4,5 trip in the southern states. I live in MS and looking for something within driving distance, of course.
Had considered Eagle Rock Loop in Arkansas but there will likely be closings due to the recent flooding. If anyone in the Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama area is interested please let me know.Jun 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm #1621722
I had also considered eagle rock that weekend. But it will likely be closed. I'm nw louisana. Let me know if you find an alternitive location and I'll join youJun 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm #1621734
Sipsey in NW Alabama is pretty cool. Kinda a drive from LA though… Theres a big rock formation and lots of little nooks and crannies to explore- Bring your water shoes and use the creeks for a road
I lived in the pine belt for a while and DeSoto sucks! Its the only one that ever makes Backbreaker mag, but it is just walking through a pine forest, no features.Jun 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm #1621772
Douglas, what about Kisatchie Wilderness in Louisiana? I've never been there and don't know anything about it, but it is a reasonable drive from my part of MS and closer to you than Sipsey. I still have that weekend open if you are still interested.Jun 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm #1621776
I've been to the caney lakes district to mountain bike a few times. It is extremely hot in louisana right now afternoon temps nearing 100 with high humidity. I've never been to the other kisatchie districts but I've heard of the wild azealea trail which seems ok. Bugs may be a major prob right now thoJun 21, 2010 at 6:38 am #1621856
Yeah, it's going to be hot, humid and buggy anywhere in those three states. Sipsey has plenty of water and plenty of shade, but it's a long drive for you. Right now I'm open to any suggestions. I've been to Sipsey dozens of times so it won't hurt my feelings to go somewhere else. Any other ideas?Jun 21, 2010 at 11:05 am #1621933
De Soto Alabama isn't terrible… far far away, though.
Ahh the south… I wish I could grab all my friends from there and a few restaurants and bring em up where I live now. They need to put in some more features. Some rivers, maybe a mtn or two.Jun 21, 2010 at 1:49 pm #1622005
@yipperLocale: deep south
It is 100 degrees and 42 % RH on the Kisatchie Ranger District this afternoon. It has been dry enough that the mosquitoes are not a problem in the daytime.
You can make a 26 mile loop out of the Backbone Trail, Caroline Dorman Trail, and the Sandstone (ATV) Trail
The Wild Azalea Trail on the Evangeline Unit of the Calcasieu Ranger District is a point-to-point 27 mile trail.
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