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Monday, July 20, 2009

The Lost Sea Adventure





This was a very difficult place to document with pictures due to the darkness in the caves but i do think we were able to come out with a few shots






The main entrance



The Lost sea is listed in the Guinness book of world records as "america's largest underground lake". The Lake in located deep inside Craighead caverns,which are named after the Cherokee indian chief who,at one time owned the cave and may have actually discovered the natural entrance.This was an enjoyable day for my family,lots of interesting history here.There was actually a cat skeleton found in the cave,That upon further research was determined to be a prehistoric jaguar.The Largest underground lake in the country is located in the cave which you are able to take a ride around ina glass bottom boat..The lake is stocked with some of the largest rainbow troutt I think I have ever seen.It is said that due to the absense of light that the fish lose their color and site.I was not able to get any good pics of the lake unfortunately.But I promise it IS there,Even though the water level seems to be dropping,uncovering new caverns not yet fully explored.You can do a normal cavern tour and lake ride,or you can do the extreme wild tour and actually do some spelunking through the nooks and crannies.You can get more info at http://www.thelostsea.com/








This one speaks for itself That troutt is HUGE






Here are some various pics from our trip to the lost sea adventure


hope you enjoy














The tunnel leading into the cave looks like a prop froma bad sci fi movie










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The Cave is actually broken into several rooms or caverns.some of which are so large you could fit a two story building in..SO no need to worry about calustrophobia..There is plenty of room to move around in unless of course you choose the wild tour which you can out more at http://www.thelostsea.com/





Outside the caves at The Lost City



ye old wishing well The Blacksmith shop tools inside the shop
















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more to come having to edit more pics of the caves due to the lighting

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pictures of Nature

As your coming around the corner you start to hear the suttle rumble of what sounds to be churning or pouring water as you get closer the sound gets bigger and louder,your heart starts beating a little heavy,you get anxious, finally you round the corner axnd ther she is.She is what you made the hike for,and right now at this moment you wouldn't trade anything for her cascading sounds.
Tranquility at last


Can't really remember where this one was taken found it on an old memory card...lol

As we take our journeys we always like to take nature pictures.Me and my wife both love the outdoors and photos of nature.It's great to have a reminder of some things that might not be around forever if we do not strengthen and organize our conservation efforts.And there is one in particular I would like to share with you.The organization is GIGA or Green in Gwinnett Area,they hold several various functions to promote nature conservancy,including the recent July 11th cinema under the stars at town center park in Suwanee,Ga.
so be sure you go on over and check those guys out.their site link is www.greeningwinnett.org You should follow them on twitter also.
Now for some nature pics that I have snapped recently

Hope you enjoy

nice rushing water to soothe the uneasy soul...




I believe this nature photo was taken at amicalola state park





Me and my wonderful wife actually had our wedding vows at the base of this 120 ft waterfall
I told you we love nature...








sometines you have this great scenery but the distance is just a little too far away for the naked eye to see clearly.Thats when I brok out the old trusty binoculars or monocular if that is what you like.Nikonpersonally makes great waterproof set of binoculars that are my favorite since a lot of wht I do is around the water..only makes sense.


Just like in these pics especially with wild life it is very to difficult to view sometimes because you can't get close enough without disturbing the animals





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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Nature Gear Outfitters

Got some great locations coming up really soon to share with everyone..should I was really pleased with, others we'll just say I'm not in a hurry to get back.

Lately we have just been covering some basic city life type parks, so that you can still enjoy the outdoors close to a city.and find some really beautiful places..I hope you have been enjoying>Please comment on the posts and let us know what you think or share your ideas with other readers as we start getting more replies and comments I will open up the list for everyone to read and discuss topics.

Well I need to take a short post here to thank some of our sponsors who we could not do this without..please take a moment click on their links and browse around and some of them offer special discounts only through this site...Seriously not a sales pitch just a thanks to our sponsors..
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