Every hotel was booked and every car was rented, as tourists from all over took over Nashville to see the "once in a lifetime" (isn't it happening again in 2024?) event. If you weren't able to get in the path of totality, or your view was blocked by a cloud, or a high rise, you really missed out on one of the most spectacular events I've ever seen. Luckily, I took a few photos.
Get your Indiana Jones on....
Stephen's Gap is a sinkhole cavern located just east of Huntsville, AL and by all means it's an absolute southern belle. Less than a mile hike with some short up-hill bursts is all it takes to get to the cave. What you'll notice first is a small waterfall, and as you approach it, you find it plunges deep through a 20 foot wide hole about 140ft down into the earth. This is where my good friend, Henry Thompson of Holdfast Adventures set up shop. He's a master ropes guy, and he was the ticket to making this trip something beyond epic.
The first time I went to Burgess Falls, we quickly made a pit stop on the drive home and decided to only go to the lookout. Little did I know that it was going to be the winter that a major ice storm came and destroyed the trail down to the falls. Two years have passed, the trail to the base remains closed, and I heard there was another way. Kayaking.