Monday, March 10, 2008

Well . . . it ain't the Smokies

but it does have its own charm.

Three things I learned while hiking in the Clark Creek wildlife management area in Mississippi this weekend:

1. Pictures still don't do nature justice.

2. Either a miracle has occurred or I'm no longer allergic to Poison Ivy .

3. I look fat when I put my hands in my pockets. ------>


Todd said...

4. ... something about cameras and water ...

Mark H. said...

I think I'm just jealous that it's warm enough for you guys to be wearing shorts already.

Janet Rubin said...

Is that Todd up there? Todd in the hat with a migraine? I like the new pic:) (I just had an image of us people in the comments being like the Brady Bunch family members in the squares, being able to look up or down at each other...does anybody have any idea what I am talking about???)

Wow, Dayle having you in the pic gives a better idea of the size of the place. Pretty cool. You're making me want to take outdoorsy pics of my area to post. Maybe I will this summer. Right now, all I have is my cell phone cam. Really inadequate! Yes. Shorts season will be nice when it arrives. I'll have to start shaving my legs again though... TMI! TMI! (sorry, I'm feeling all at home here this mornign:)

Todd said...

OK First off: Janet - it's a beanie, not a hat, and it's cool pseudo-artsiness, not a migraine, Oh, and BTW - very cool Brady bunch reference!

Secondly: out of a dysfunctional need for recognition, I must point out that the pictures with Dayle in them were taken by me.

Janet Rubin said...

Yes, pseudo-artsiness. I get it. See my pic? Pseudo-literariness (is that a word?) I think it's groovy that you dig my Brady reference.
Is that true? You took the pics? Reading Dayle's posts, you'd never realize there was anyone else around. I had wondered how he got the pic: asked a random hiker to take it? Trained a squirrel?
Nice shots then, todd.
By the way, does anyone NOT have a dysfunctional need for recognition? Would anyone blog if we didn't? Even Marsha, Marsha, Marsha fell into that when she couldn't handle being Juliet's understudy...

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

1. The camera story deserves its own post.

2. Mark, I hate to break it to you, but there's only about 10-20 days a year we can't wear shorts.

3. I have the dysfunctional need to not let other people get the recognition they dysfunctionally crave.

ryan said...

Nice backpack! Is that a Coleman?
You went all out didn't ya?
Was wating for the call on how it went.

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Everybody wants a pat on the back.

Okay, Ryan. Thanks for letting me use your backpack. It was the bestest backpack ever.

At one point, during a grueling part of the hike, I honestly thought I couldn't make it. But then I looked at your backpack and knew I had to make it out for its sake.

That backpack, (sniffle) saved my life.

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Janet, you are right about the scale. Before I went, I did a little research on the trail. I honestly thought these waterfalls were only 5 to 6 feet high. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised.

There were four falls in the 15 - 25 ft range. One actually had some decent water volume. I'll post some of Todd's pictures. My camera has a little accident.