Monday, November 9, 2015

Mike G's Google Blogger List

Mike G's Google Blogger List

Last Updated 11-28-16

This comprehensive grouping of all Google Blogs attempts to categorize them in an attempt to make searching for specific blogs easier. Note that this is a list of everything published with Blogger and does not include ALL blogs. There is a separate list for GoSmokies blogs only. Some blogs may be listed more than once as they fall into multiple categories. It is probably not perfect, but hopefully it will be helpful and useful to both the reader and myself. Happy Trails.

Categories are:
Cemeteries
General Hiking
Peakbagging
Waterfalls

Mike's Disclaimer:
Many of the blogs are about off trail adventures. Off trail hiking can be rewarding and fun. However, it is very serious and fun can turn into a nightmare very quickly. I know this from personal experience and suggest that you accompany an experienced off trail hiker before setting off on your own. Hiking on trail or off trail has its risks so if you decide to do any of the hikes found in these blogs you do so at your own risk.

Cemeteries of the Great Smoky Mountains

BLOUNT COUNTY

A hike to the Maynard Hughes Cemetery and several home places in the area
A return to the Maynard Hughes Cemetery and some home sites with my new friends
Blair Place Cemetery and Turkey Pen Ridge Cemetery found and dowsed using Pete Prince Maps
Mysteries of the Cove
Seeking out many of the unknown cemeteries of Cades Cove

COCKE COUNTY

Almost forgotten Cemetery just off Foothills Parkway in Cocke County
Williamson Cemetery easily found just off Snake Den Ridge Trail
A hike to the Williamson Cemetery and several home places off trail from Snake Den Ridge Trail
Tabcat Creek Cascade, Boarhog Branch Cascade, Tabcat Cemetery and some home places also an attempt to find the Stomping North Hughes Cemetery
The Trail of the Jedi: Dorsey and Hanner Fish Cemetery 
Two cemeteries in different sections of the park, but both in Cocke County

HAYWOOD COUNTY

Carson Messer CemeteryShelton & Caldwell CemeterySutton & McGhee Cemetery
Scottish Mountain & Correll Branch Cemeteries
A hike up the Asbury Trail to Scottish Mountain, and an Indian Chief Grave. Then a dive down the mountain to Dude Branch and on to Correll Branch with several home places and the Bud McMahan Grave and Long Bunk Cemetery.


SEVIER COUNTY
A visit to two cemeteries and several home places in the upper section of the Sugarlands
Doc Green Cemetery, Frazier Cemetery, Lindsey Cemetery, Rector Cemetery, Marion Green Cemetery
Ashley Ogle Cemetery, Little Dudley Falls and several home sites
A great day to home places and cemeteries with my GoSmokies Family
Using maps from the research of Peter Prince we located the Lindsey Grave and Whaley Grave in Cowflats. We also found the Huff Place Cemetery and Mark Bohanan Place Cemetery
Moore Cemetery on old man way from Metcalf Bottoms
Nations Grave to the Top of Grapeyard Ridge
A hike to Ashley Ogle Cemetery and the Nations Grave. Several home places visited in the area too. Reached summit of Grapeyard Ridge with a failed attempt at Lookout Rock.
Bull Head & Balsam Point Mountains
Revisiting the Cherokee Confederate Soldier graves and a hike to the summits of Bull Head and Balsam Point Mountains
Cherokee Orchard Cemeteries
Broomtying Richard Ogle Cemetery, Cherokee Orchard, Henry Baker Kear Cemetery, Henry Oakley Cemetery, Leonard Henderson Oakley Cemetery, Mansfield Ramsey Cemetery, Rem Ownby Cemetery, Steve Huskey Cemetery
The Old Man Down the Road Prong
Fort Harry Confederate Cemetery
Elementary My Dear Michael: Several Cemeteries in Greenbrier  
Started out at FE Huskey cemetery and several home sites later, Dodgen Rayfield cemetery and back out Grapeyard Ridge trail to the Friendship cemetery.

SWAIN COUNTY
Cable Cemetery across Fontana Lake
Fairview Cemetery across Fontana Lake
Summiting Coburn Knob, Roundtop Knob, Sassafras Knob, and finding the Sassafras Knob Cemetery
Smokemont Cemeteries
Hiking to several Cemeteries in the Smokemont area: Bradley Cemetery, Cutshaw Cemetery, Kephart Cemetery, Will T Reagan Cemetery

Hiking in the East

An overview of my hikes East & West
A hike with Mike Maples to the Hensley Settlement in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Roan mountain weekend part 1 - Millstone Creek Falls
A hike to Millstone Creek Falls and a stop at the Bell Cemetery
Roan mountain weekend part 2 - Roan Mountain Summits
Hike to the summits of Roan High Knob, Cloudland Mountain and Roan High Bluff

Hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

BLOUNT COUNTY

My goal was to return to Abrams creek for another attempt at finding the cemetery near the water tower and to head off trail in an attempt to find the Cooper cemetery. Unsuccessful.
Hiking off trail below Bote Mt. along the West Prong of the Little River
Canoe trip started out on Chilhowee Lake and entered the waters of Abrams Creek with a short trip up Panther Creek.
History lesson on Cades Cove resident Andrew Witt Shields
Tabcat Creek Cascade, Boarhog Branch Cascade, Tabcat Cemetery and some home places also an attempt to find the Stomping North Hughes Cemetery
Some short hikes featuring the George Drake Oliver place and Pearl Harbor Tree in Cades Cove
Mill Creek Cascades and Sugar Cove Branch Falls off trail in Great Smoky
Beyond the Park Boundary
More of a historical blog about Blount County
Gregory Bald
Three hikes to Gregory Bald and one to Parson Bald

COCKE COUNTY

My first hike with Mike Maples and Ben Bacot to several home places off trail in Cosby
Historical blog on Cosby
Hiking off trail near Cosby up an old trail and through remains of the old CCC Camp
Hiking off trail to several home places in Cosby
A hike in the Cosby area to some home places and moonshine stills.
A hike to home places and a visit to a little known waterfall on Panther Branch in Cosby

HAYWOOD COUNTY

SEVIER COUNTY

A hike along Grassy Branch to several home places including the second home of Wiley Oakley
A hike with friends to several home places up Noisy Creek
Traveling the Old Discus Road in the Sugarlands area of Great Smoky
An off trail hike around Snag Mountain in Great Smoky
Hiking on trail and off around Bote Mountain in Great Smoky
A hike off trail around Grapeyard Ridge to several home places
Hanging out with friends around Gatlinburg and a hike up Injun Creek in Greenbrier
A hike up Noisy creek with my friend Mike Maples
A hike off trail up and old road bed in Fighting creek and up to Maloney Point
A hike up Woolly Tops Ridge but ran out of time to reach the summit
Upper Noisy Creek Waterfall and several home places
Little Mountain in Little Greenbrier
A hike to the top of Little Mountain with a drop off trail down into Sweetwater Branch to some home places

SWAIN COUNTY

Hike off trail down the side of Flat Creek Falls in Great Smoky, Summit Hike to Barnett Knob off the Blue Ridge Parkway. And a failed attempt to locate Smith Branch Cascade in another area of Great Smoky.
Beech Gap to Hyatt Ridge
My son Brent's first backcountry adventure in the Balsam mountain section of Great Smoky

MISC
Historical Blog
Some general GPS information
Pictorial tribute to one of the well know photographers of the Great Smoky Mountains
Pictorial tribute to one of the well know photographers of the Great Smoky Mountains
A tribute to those people who made many of our National treasures what they are today
A tribute to Jenny Bennett
A look at Cabins in Great Smoky

Hiking Ohio

I grew up hiking Five Rivers Metro Parks in the DaytonOhio region. This blog covers Taylorsville Metro Park which I hiked for about 30 years living in Ohio
This hike was actually from a family visit one winter after I had moved to Tennessee. At the time we had our Golden Retriever with us and I took the dog and boy to Glen Thompson Reserve in Greene County, near Xenia, Ohio
One of the many parks in the Dayton area and part of the Five Rivers Metro Park system
One of the many parks in the Columbus Metro Park System
A Journey to several Native American Mounds in Ohio
A trip to Lake Erie with my son Brent
Great place for birding near Lake Erie
Family Time in Clifton Gorge
A hike to waterfalls in Clifton Gorge near Yellow Springs, Ohio

Hiking in Utah

Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area near Salt Lake City, Utah
A trip up Millcreek Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah with young Nicholas
Playing around with young Nick in the Salt Lake Utah snow
More from Farmington Bay near Salt Lake City, Utah
Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake in Utah
Up Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake CityUtah. Part one takes you up Davenport Hill
Up Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake CityUtah. Part two takes you to the mine. Highly recommended hike even if you skip the hike up to Davenport Hill.
The many arches of this beautiful National Park
A hike up Big Mountain in Emigration Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah
Gobblers Knob, Wasatch Range
A rewarding hike to James Peak the hard way!
Mount OlympusSalt Lake City

Hiking in the West

A trip to Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
Tent Rocks is a seldom visited location in New Mexico run by the BLM
A short visit to a wildlife refuge in Texas on one of my Westward adventures
A trip to Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
A trip to Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Part one of Great Basin National Park
Part two of Great Basin National Park
First day heading out west with my daughter Jessica. Hiked to the top of West Bluff in this Wisconsin  State Park.
Not quite "Out West" but a really Sacrd Place we visited in Minnesota on the way to South Dakota.
Several Hikes in the Badlands of South Dakota
Copeland FallsFern FallsOuzel Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkColorado
Backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park including a hike to West Falls
A hike to the top of Twin Sisters Mountain
A hike to the top of Lily Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park
Several Day Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park
A drive up the road leading to a short hike to the summit of Mount Evans, Colorado
A drive up to Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs and a short hike at the top
An overview of my hikes East & West

Peakbagging in the East

Chimney Rock, North Carolina does not offer an escape from the crowds but is a worthy addition to your Bucket List
A trip to Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina
A hike up to Huckleberry Knob off the Cherohala Skyway in North Carolina
A hike up to A hike up to Haw Knob off the Cherohala Skyway in North Carolina.
A hike up to the summit of Lone Mountain in East Tennessee
Max Patch is a very popular mountain in North Carolina and on the border with Tennessee
Trail part of the way but a bushwhack to the summit in North Carolina
Little Haw Knob summit is off trail along the way to Whigg Meadow in North Carolina
Summit is an easy off trail from Forest service trail in North Carolina
Summit is a short distance from trail in North Carolina
Old road part of the way then a steep bushwhack from trail to fire tower remains at the summit in East Tennessee
Off trail entire hike in East Tennessee
Short walk from road to Green Top fire tower in East Tennessee
Off trail to summit from ATV road in East Tennessee
Off trail to summit from ATV road in East Tennessee
Just off trail to summit from ATV road in East Tennessee
Off trail to summit from ATV road in East Tennessee
Trail to summit in very poor condition in East Tennessee
Off trail to summit of Rattlesnake Rock in East Tennessee
Just off trail to summit of Bob Bald West in North Carolina
Trail to summit of Bob Bald in North Carolina
Trail to summit of Stratton Bald and Saddle Tree Gap in North Carolina
Trail to summit of the Hangover in North Carolina
Trail leads to summit and fire tower in North Carolina
Road most of the way to the summit in North Carolina
Summits of Love Mountain, Chimney Top, Indian Knob, Little Fork Mt, Frozen Head and Old Mac Mountains in East Tennessee
Hike off trail down the side of Flat Creek Falls in Great Smoky, Summit Hike to Barnett Knob off the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. And a failed attempt to locate Smith Branch Cascade in another area of Great Smoky.
Big Fodderstack Mountain
A hike to the summits of Big Fodderstack Mountain and Little Fodderstack Mountain
Mount Roosevelt, Brady Mountain and Dorton Knob
A Drive up to Mount Roosevelt Fire tower and a hike to Brady Mountain and Dorton Knob
The Pinnacle & Tri State Peak, Cumberland Gap
A hike to the Tri State Peak marker and two hikes to the Pinnacle in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Mount Mitchell, Mount Craig & Big Tom
North Carolina's 6K's Big Tom, Mount Craig, & Mount Mitchell near the
Blue Ridge Parkway
Cahokia Mounds Historical Site
Exploring Cahokia Mounds including Monks Mound
Humpback Rocks - Blue Ridge Parkway
A hike to the top of Humpback Rocks on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Roan mountain weekend part 2 - Roan Mountain Summits
Hike to the summits of Roan High Knob, Cloudland Mountain and Roan High Bluff
Hawksbill Mountain - Shenandoah National Park
A hike to the summit of Hawksbill Mountain in Shenandoah National Park
Stony Man Mountain - Shenandoah National Park
Haw Ridge
The Mountains above Greeneville
Summits include Camp Creek Bald, Big Firescald Knob, Little Firescald Knob and Greystone Mountain
The Untold Battle
A hike to the Shelton Graves and four summits along the way. Bald Mountain, Andrew Johnson Mountain, Big Butt, and Gravel Knob all along the AT


Peakbagging in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

BLOUNT COUNTY

A hike up the lowered waters of Abrams Creek and a bushwhack up the ridge to the top of Flat Ridge
A hike to five summits featuring Cold Water Knob, Spence Field, Mount Squires, Rocky Top and Thunderhead Mountain
Gregory Bald
Three hikes to Gregory Bald and one to Parson Bald
Look Rock, Foothills Parkway
A six pack of hikes to the tower on Look Rock
Fodderstack Mountain, Tremont
Chestnut Top - Rush Branch Falls

COCKE COUNTY
Mount Cammerer
A hike to the summit of Mount Cammerer via Low Gap trail and returning via Lower Mt Cammerer trail

HAYWOOD COUNTY

Scottish Mountain & Correll Branch Cemeteries
A hike up the Asbury Trail to Scottish Mountain, and an Indian Chief Grave. Then a dive down the mountain to Dude Branch and on to Correll Branch with several home places and the Bud McMahan Grave and Long Bunk Cemetery.
Spruce Mountain
A hike to the summit of Spruce Mountain

SEVIER COUNTY

A hike up to the top of Blanket Mountain and the old tower remains
A hike off trail up and old road bed in Fighting creek and up to Maloney Point
Nations Grave to the Top of Grapeyard Ridge
A hike to Ashley Ogle Cemetery and the Nations Grave. Several home places visited in the area too. Reached summit of Grapeyard Ridge with a failed attempt at Lookout Rock.
Little Mountain in Little Greenbrier
A hike to the top of Little Mountain with a drop off trail down into Sweetwater Branch to some home places
Curry She Mountain – Great Smoky Mountains
A hike on the Curry Mountain Trail and a summit of Curry She Mountain also visited the Meigs Mountain Cemetery 
Charlies Bunion
Two hikes to the tourist Bunion on the TN NC border
The Peaks of Mount LeConte
Several Hikes to 4 of the 5 summits that make up Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops - Great Smoky Mountains
A hike to the summit of Chimney Tops
Cove Mountain
Two hikes to Cove Mountain Fire Tower
Cove Mountain Trail Summits
A hike up the Cove Mountain Trail to the summits of Holy Butt, Mount Harrison, and Phils View
Chinquapin Knob
A hike up an old road by Poplar Creek continuing up the ridge to Chinquapin Knob then back down Little Greenbrier trail to Metcalf Bottoms

SWAIN COUNTY

Summiting Coburn Knob, Roundtop Knob, Sassafras Knob, and finding the Sassafras Knob Cemetery
A hike to five summits featuring Cold Water Knob, Spence Field, Mount Squires, Rocky Top and Thunderhead Mountain
Clingmans Dome and AT summits - Great Smoky Mountains
Several hikes to Clingmans Dome inc. Mt Buckley and Mt. Love
Gregory Bald
Three hikes to Gregory Bald and one to Parson Bald
A Post About a Post
A hike to Mount Collins and historical Meigs Post
Thomas Ridge Summits
A hike to the top of Turkey Flyup and Nettle Creek Bald off the Thomas Divide Trail
Clingmans Dome to Silers Bald
AT Summits Clingmans Dome, Mount Buckley, Jenkins Knob and Silers Bald

Peakbagging in Utah

A hike up to the top of Buffalo Peak overlooking Provo, Utah
A hike to the summit of Davenport Hill
Ensign Peak overlooks the Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake City and is one of the best and easiest places to watch the sun set
A full day of hiking to the top of Mount Raymond in the Wasatch Mountain Range in Utah
A hike up Big Mountain in Emigration Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah
Gobblers Knob, Wasatch Range
A rewarding hike to James Peak the hard way!
Mount OlympusSalt Lake City
Avenues Twin Peaks & Little Black Mountain also known as the West Peak. Wanted to go all the way to Black Mountain but ran out of daylight.
Brighton Peaks Loop
Brighton Peaks Loop with 8 summits including Clayton Peak, Mount Millicent, Mount Tuscarora, Mount Wolverine, Peak 10321, Pioneer Peak, Preston Peak, Sunset Peak
Grandeur Peak - Wasatch National Forest
Three hikes to the summit of Grandeur Peak
Dry Canyon to Big Baldy 
A hike to the summit of Big Baldy near Provo and Orem
Frary Peak - Antelope Island State Park
Bald Mountain, Uintas

Peakbagging in the West

Wheeler Peak and Bald Mountain in Nevada
First day heading out west with my daughter Jessica. Hiked to the top of West Bluff in this Wisconsin  State Park.
Joshua Tree: Ryan Mountain & other short hikes
A hike to the summit of Ryan Mountain and other hikes in Joshua Tree National Park in California
Joshua Tree - Mastodon Peak & Lost Palms
A hike to the summit of Mastodon Peak and other hikes in Joshua Tree National Park in California
Joshua Tree - Eureka Peak & 49 Palms Oasis
A Hike to the summit of Eureka Peak and a second hike to 49 Palms Oasis in Joshua Tree National Park in California
Joshua Tree: Inspiration Peak & other Short Hikes
A hike to the summit of Inspiration Peak and other hikes in Joshua Tree National Park in California
A hike to the top of Twin Sisters Mountain
A hike to the top of Lily Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park
A drive up the road leading to a short hike to the summit of Mount Evans, Colorado
A drive up to Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs and a short hike at the top
The Peaks of San Francisco 
Several hikes in San Fran including Twin Peaks, Hawk Hill, Mori Point and Mount Davidson
Sunset Crater & Lenox Crater, Arizona
A visit to Sunset Crater National Monument and a summit of Sunset Crater and Lenox Crater
Desert View Tower & Lipan Point, Grand Canyon  
A hike to Desert View Tower & Lipan Point in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Bright Angel Day in Grand Canyon 
A day of exploring the Canyon Rim including Yaki Point, Grander Point and Hopi Point
Bright Angel Point & Widforss Point, Grand Canyon
A couple hikes on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Notch Mountain & Mount Watson - High Uintas  
A hike to two summits off trail in the High Uintas
Bunsen Peak & Osprey Falls - Yellowstone National Park
A great loop hike to Bunsen Peak in Yellowstone

Waterfalls in the East

Cumberland Falls State ParkKentucky
One of many beautiful waterfalls near Greenville, SC. Nearby is Caesar Head State Park
Beautiful falls in the heart of downtown Greenville
A short hike to North Shoal Creek Falls in North Carolina
South Shoal Creek Falls is a lesser known falls in North Carloina
Alarka Falls in North Carolina
Family Time in Clifton Gorge
A hike to waterfalls in Clifton Gorge near Yellow Springs, Ohio

Waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

BLOUNT COUNTY

Tabcat Creek Cascade, Boarhog Branch Cascade, Tabcat Cemetery and some home places also an attempt to find the Stomping North Hughes Cemetery
Mill Creek Cascades and Sugar Cove Branch Falls off trail in Great Smoky

COCKE COUNTY

A hike to home places and a visit to a little known waterfall on Panther Branch in Cosby

HAYWOOD COUNTY

SEVIER COUNTY

A hike to multiple waterfalls up Trout Branch
Mannis Branch Falls close up. Most folks view this from the other side of the river. Waders are useful if you wish to see this in higher water
Upper Noisy Creek Waterfall and several home places
The Old Man is Down the Road Prong (again)
Several waterfalls on the Road Prong trail and an off trail hike up the creek to Tomahawk Prong Falls

SWAIN COUNTY

Hike off trail down the side of Flat Creek Falls in Great Smoky, Summit Hike to Barnett Knob off the Blue Ridge Parkway. And a failed attempt to locate Smith Branch Cascade in another area of Great Smoky.

Waterfalls in Tennessee

A short hike to Stripmine Falls along the Cumberland trail in Hamilton County, TN
Another Cumberland Trail, East TN waterfall
Off the beaten path waterfalls near Telico Plains, East TN
Bald River Falls is well known in Cherokee National Forest, however, there are more falls to be found up the trail
A hike to Falls Branch Falls off the Cherohala Skyway in Tennessee
Be ready for numerous creek crossings as you hike to the many waterfalls in Dennis Cove. Located a stones throw away from Johnson City, TN this is a good area to avoid big crowds and enjoy more of the scenic wonders of East Tennessee.
More East Tennessee waterfalling in an area located near Dayton, TN
Cummins Falls alone is worth the trip, but check out these other waterfalls in East Tennessee
Wolf Creek Falls near Max Patch
Laurel Creek and Sullivan Falls
Roan mountain weekend part 1 - Millstone Creek Falls
A hike to Millstone Creek Falls and a stop at the Bell Cemetery

Waterfalls in Utah

Battle Creek Falls near Provo Canyon in Utah
Bridal Veil Falls a popular waterfall in Provo Canyon, Utah
Davis Creek Falls north of Salt Lake City up Davis Creek in Farmington, Utah
Hidden Falls is found up Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City, Utah
Scout Falls within the Timpanogos Wilderness and American Fork CanyonUtah
Stewarts Cascades within the Timpanogos Wilderness and American Fork CanyonUtah
Timpanogos Falls within the Timpanogos Wilderness and American Fork CanyonUtah
A hike to an unnamed Waterfall in Provo Canyon, Utah
Just up the road from Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon, Utah
Coalpit Gulch, Hiking, Hogum Fork Falls, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood Creek, Maybird Gulch, Red Pine Fork, Utah Hiking, White pine Fork
Lisa Falls, Wasatch

Waterfalls in the West

Backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park including a hike to West Falls

Not Just the Hiker Guy

This blog has little to do with hiking, but if you want to know more about me then you will enjoy this blog which covers many years of Mike the musician.
Canoeing with the family on Chilhowee Lake



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