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Weekend Getaways Fall is officially here, which means it is time to take a weekend getaway, enjoy the fall foliage, and camp in the cooler temperatures! There are so many fun outdoor activities and campgrounds in the state of Alabama, and today we will be highlighting the Bankhead National Forest as part of our "weekend getaway" series.  About Bankhead National Forest Known as the “land of a thousand waterfalls,” the Bankhead National Forest is one of our absolute favorite hiking and camping spots in Alabama, especially in the fall!  It is located in the northwestern corner of the state near the small town of...

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Fall Camping The summer months are prime camping season for many people, however, just because summer is coming to a close doesn't mean camping should! Personally, our absolute favorite time of year is fall and we think fall camping is an incredible experience! The foliage is beautiful, there are less bugs, it's less crowded, the crisp air means you can actually enjoy the fire, fall camping meals are delicious and hearty, and cozying up in your tent or camper is the perfect way to end an evening. To help ensure you have the best fall camping experience, we've collected tips from The Wilderness...

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Traveling With Pets For many of us, our four legged friends are a part of our family, and no family vacation would be complete without them! If this is how you feel, you are not alone! According to Lisa Marshall, communications director for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, traveling with pets is becoming a “nationwide trend.” She states, “Personally, I think the pet-friendly travel trend reflects a bigger trend in pet ownership and how dogs are treated like family members.” According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, 37% of pet owners travel with their animals, which a large...

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The Role of Wildland Firefighters Wildland firefighters go by many names, including forest firefighters, woodland firefighters, and wildfire prevention specialists. No matter what you call them, though, no one can deny the importance of the role they play in today's society.  Wildland firefighters usually work as part of a firefighting team or crew. They work hard to prevent fires and remain ready in case of emergencies. When there is a wildfire, wildland firefighters typically parachute down near the fire, retrieve dropped equipment, and begin fighting the blaze. Not only do they prevent, contain, and battle to extinguish wildfires, they also rescue hikers and other...

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Weekend Getaways There are so many activities to do and adventures to have in our home state, and this upcoming long weekend is the perfect time to get out and explore! So, as we continue with our "weekend getaway" series, we will be highlighting an option right here in Alabama: Cheaha State Park.  Cheaha Pulpit Rock, Photo from Alapark About Cheaha State Park Cheaha State Park is located in the Talladega National Forest, just 1 hour and 20 minutes outside Birmingham. This park is centered on the top of the state’s highest mountain at 2,407 feet above sea level, which allows for 360 degree views found...

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