At Eagle Eye we love taking life outside… camping, backpacking, car
camping, overlanding, glamping, or whatever you call it. Experiencing
God’s creation and exploring the beautiful outdoors is something we’re
passionate about. We’d love to share a few of our favorites with you.
There’s more to explore in our backyard than you think.
The Great Smoky Mountains may be known for their enchanting mist and
spectacular views, but these rounded peaks have another claim to fame:
they are home to waterfalls of all shapes and sizes. There’s nothing
quite like kicking off your shoes and cooling down next to a beautiful
waterfall in the heat of a Southeastern summer, and with more than 20
waterfalls in the park, the Smoky Mountains are the perfect place to do
Southern author Eugene F. Walter once wrote, “summer in the deep South
is not only a season, a climate, it’s a dimension. Floating in it, one
must be either proud or submerged.” Perhaps this explains why the waters
here are so well-explored and appreciated by paddlers from all over the
United States. Despite the fact that proud locals would likely prefer
their rivers uncrowded, the word is out: the South has epic rivers.
Fall in the South is more fleeting than fall in the North. Even within
southern states, the changing color of the leaves happens faster and
earlier in some places than others. If you don’t want to miss out, it’s
best to have the car gassed up and ready to go before the leaves drop
and the splendor is gone for another year.
In Lower Alabama you get just a few weeks of perfect weather. Crisp
mornings and mild humidity are a luxury in this part of the state. When
summer’s oppression fades, it’s time to explore the woods. For those
living in the Wiregrass, one of the best options for an outdoor
adventure is the Conecuh National Forest.
At the end of the harvest season, the city of Dothan, Alabama, comes
together to throw one heck of a deep south shindig. Each November, the
National Peanut Festival (NPF) commemorates and celebrates the pioneers
passed that settled the city of Dothan and the plentiful harvest of
peanuts that promised prosperity. Picture a lively county fair, but with
a religious-like adoration for the peanut directing every detail, and
you’ve got the National Peanut Festival.