July 3, 2012

Walls of Jericho, Alabama

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

A few weeks ago Kevin and I took Miley and Howie for a hike at the Walls of Jericho trail near our house. They absolutely love to go hiking and run around on the trails! It’s so fun to watch how much they enjoy it. And we love it too.

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

Ever year for our anniversary we try and go someplace new to explore. Sometimes we take long weekend trips staying in rustic cabins and spending a few days in the woods, and we’ve been to some gorgeous places in Tennessee, Georgia, and the Carolinas in the 10 years we’ve been celebrating.

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

But this year (with such a crazy June coming up! :)) we opted for low key and decided to give the nearby Walls of Jericho trail a try, which ended up being just 20 minutes from our house.

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

We’ve been hearing about this beautiful trail ever since we moved here and finally decided to see what it was all about. :)

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

It was the perfect length — 3 miles in and 3 miles out — with a beautiful little pond and dry river bed to explore in between.

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

Here’s where we stopped for lunch with our picnic of PB&Js :)

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

Mossy rocks.

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

Mini waterfall.

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

This was the dry creek bed and empty waterfall pool.

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

Skull rock.

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

Baby ferns.

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

Leaf pool.

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

Loved this tiny log bridge over the creek!

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

How fun is this?

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

Miley and Howie just zipped right across!

Walls of Jericho Hiking Trail, Alabama

Miley and Howie even got recognized, lol! We, on the other hand, did not. Hah. Famous little stinkers! :)

Have a great Tuesday friends! :)



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30 Comments






1
Whitney July 3, 2012 at 1:02 am

I absolutely love your blog! Thanks for the incredible pictures!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 3, 2012 at 1:19 am

As always, gorgeous pics, Amanda!

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Vintage Paper Designs July 3, 2012 at 5:29 am

Thanks for the great pics, I always have a feeling I am in the place you are showing!

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ryane July 3, 2012 at 5:44 am

Miley and Howie ,ahhhh I hadnt seen them in a while so sweet. Great place for photos,this is a beautiful spot. thanks for sharing those. Happy Anniversary ! Love low key anniversaries.

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Sally July 3, 2012 at 6:31 am

Looks like a great adventure! Wait, seriously — your dogs got recognized, and you did not? What’s up with that? =)

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Roberta Breuer July 3, 2012 at 8:07 am

Sometimes the most unexpected surprises can be virtually at our back door! Glad you had a chance to explore.

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Diane | An Extraordinary Day July 3, 2012 at 8:25 am

What a great get-away! As always I’m thoroughly enjoying your gorgeous scenic photos!

Hope your 4th of July is An Extraordinary Day!

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my honest answer July 3, 2012 at 8:36 am

What a beautiful spot. I can’t believe the dogs just headed over the bridge like that! It would have taken some persuading to get me over…!

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Carol July 3, 2012 at 8:46 am

What a beautiful hike! Isn’t it funny how some of the most beautiful things are so close to home? As always, I loved your photos. Happy Anniversary to you and Kevin! :0)

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Jen AKA Jupiter July 3, 2012 at 8:59 am

I am so jealous of your hiking adventures. I have read your blog for awhile and I love reading about your trips. I am going through my own weight loss journey. I won’t even post what I weigh but know it was substantially more than you. I live in Georgia and would love some suggestions for trails around the southeast that are great for beginners (and overweight ladies).

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Erika July 3, 2012 at 10:17 am

Hi Amanda,
I am curious how long this hike took. I’ve heard the Walls of Jericho hike can take up to 6 hours and is very strenuous, but maybe you just went on a shorter part of it? Or maybe you are just in awesome shape so that wouldn’t bother you ;)

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Anne July 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

You find THE.MOST.FANTASTIC. places to travel to, explore, photograph, etc.!! I love seeing all of them!

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Paula July 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Amanda packed PB & J’s? Dude! I pack PB&J’s too. So we are basically the same person!

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Debbie July 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Thanks for sharing Miley & Howie. I have been following them from the beginning when I found Howie on WoofBoard. I have 3 Boston’s of my own.

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Heather July 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

What an amzing place to discover almost in your backyard! I love all the little waterfalls and pools. So beautiful!

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Sis July 3, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I loved your pictures …. Walls of Jericho, Alabama never been there. Thanks for sharing the beauty of Mother Nature! Aloha ~ from Hawaii

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Carla @ Carlas Confections July 3, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Wow what a beautiful little place to explore! It looks like a lot of fun! I loved the picture of the “kids” crossing the log bridge. So adorable :)

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Mubeena Miller July 3, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Amazing pictures!

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Erin July 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Oh wow that’s only like 3 hours from me! I really need to start going to these places you go to.

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Nancy @ CouponClippingCook July 4, 2012 at 3:12 am

I just love those cute little Bostons of yours. I have one too and just love their little smushed in faces. Have a nice holiday.

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Shannon R. July 5, 2012 at 6:20 am

Beautiful pictures!

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Shelby July 5, 2012 at 7:21 am

They definitely look pretty happy crossing that cute bridge!! :) Looks like a great place to take the pups.

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Josephine T July 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Amanda,
I don’t travel as much as I used to. But I love all the beautiful places you travel to. I feel as if I was traveling with you! :)

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Lisa July 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Love your photos!

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Sheryl "Wilderness Wife" Thompson July 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

What a beautiful and serene spot! Looks so inviting….great photos. Thank you for sharing them!

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Live a Sweet Life July 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Beautiful pictures. Hope you had a great anniversary!

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Nancy Munroe July 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Pictures are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Gretta July 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

We went hiking here this past Saturday. Did you know if you follow the trail to the area behind the waterfall at the swimming hole that you can climb over those rocks and there is another area back there? There is a deep hole (that probably fills up with water when it rains), 2 neat areas where water has carved out the rocks and a cave that has a spring running through it. We loved our 7 hour hike at the Walls of Jericho too!

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Melinda @ Mom on the Make July 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I love the photo of Miley and Howie crossing the beautiful bridge so carefully. SO adorable. :)

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Vanessa July 11, 2012 at 1:08 am

Wow, it’s gorgeous there! And Miley and Howie are too cute!

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