MoJo Travels

Slide Show Video: Wild South Mountain Excursion 2012

Glynn Wilson Jefferson the dog in a huge mountain meadow in Pisgah National Forest by Glynn Wilson CHEROKEE NATIONAL FOREST — After hearing the news that I had been nominated for a Green Oscar by Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Society for Outstanding Journalism in Conservation, I decided to pack up the Chevy van and head northeast…

Slide Show: Wild South Green Oscars 2011

The regional conservation organization Wild South presented the 2011 Roosevelt-Ashe Society Conservation Awards Friday night, otherwise known as the Green Oscars, honoring outstanding work to protect wild places and recognizing “conservation heroes” across the South. Watch this photo slide show in YouTube to see who was there at the Celine & Co. Catering On Broadway.

Four Days and Nights Camping by Lake Chinnabee

Glynn Wilson An autumn view of the Lake Chinnabee campground with no one around (click on the image for a larger view) Secret Vistas by Glynn Wilson LAKE CHINNABEE, Ala. — It drizzled rain in the dark all the way from the Oxford, Alabama exit off Interstate 20 through Munford on Highway 21, making it…

Secret Vistas: Last Chance for Autumn Color

Secret Vistas by Glynn Wilson Woke up this mornin’ Turned on the Mac. Got the coffee started, Then looked out the window. The skies are gray, Rain’s on the way. It’s daylight savings time, What can I say? It is that time of year again, time to make the transition from the best of times,…

Virginia State Parks Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Visit award-winning Virginia State Parks this year on the 75th anniversary of the state park system’s creation by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. From the mountains to the sea, the Old Dominion’s natural beauty is unmatched. Spend some time in a cozy cabin or get even closer to nature camping. There’s something for everyone in…

Secret Vistas: Cloudland Canyon State Park

Glynn Wilson For a sneak preview of a work in progress, hit this: Secret Vistas: The Waterfalls of Cloudland Canyon State Park Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains on the western edge of Lookout Mountain in the northwest corner of Georgia, just across the Alabama and Tennessee lines near the town of Rising Fawn, there is…

What Is Art?

I have to admit to being more schooled in science than in art, having been forced in the Jefferson County, Alabama, public school system to choose only one art. I chose the high school band and played the drums. So I never got to take an art class. Even in college, as a print journalism…

Where Have All The Heroes Gone?

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson Where are the super heroes worthy of legend in our world today? Greece and Rome had Hercules. America had Superman. Lest we forget, he was by day the mild-mannered reporter for The Daily Planet Clark Kent. Hercules is the Roman name for the mythical Greek hero Heracles, son of…

Smoky Mountain Peak

Photo by Glynn Wilson A view from one of the many overlooks on the way back from the Chilhowee campground in the Cherokee National Forest. It was too hot and humid to camp, so we headed on back to Alabamaland last night. Going through all the pictures now. More to come…

Smoky Mountain Picture Window View

Photo by Glynn Wilson We pulled into the Smoky Mountain campground just in time to catch the moon – with a long exposure on the tripod – through the trees at old number 84 by the creek… by Glynn Wilson GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, Tenn., Sept. 24 – Imagine waking up every morning with a view…

Hungry Mother Mountain Escape

Photo by Glynn Wilson A view from the canoe in Hungry Mother Lake… HUNGRY MOTHER STATE PARK, Va., Sept. 23 (LFJ) – It is cool again here in the mountains at night, but there’s no Wi-Fi in range. Too bad more of these RV travelers don’t have satellite hook ups with wireless routers, open for…

The Battle of Brooklyn

Secret Vistas by Glynn Wilson BROOKLYN, NY, Sept. 20 – There is another party going on in Greenwich Village and everyone is trying to get me to come. Instead, in the city that never sleeps, on my third night here, I’ve finally caught a few quiet moments to think in front of the laptop with…

Ground Zero: World Trade Center Site Under Construction

Photo by Michael Braunstein Ground Zero: After leaving Washington D.C. on Monday, I made my way to New York. The World Trade Center site in Manhatten is a construction zone and the subject of controversy, but the Freedom Tower will go up in it’s place. Wikipedia: World Trade Center

Andrew Jackson on An Independent Judiciary

Photo by Glynn Wilson “All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary,” Andrew Jackson said. “Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right,” Jackson also said, “but it takes a slightly…

Antiwar Protesters Descend on DC

Photo by Glynn Wilson Jim Fox marches the last leg of the anti-Bush march by Glynn Wilson WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 15 – Jim Fox rode a train for three and a half days by himself from Seattle, Washington to the nation’s capital just to march in protest of President Bush’s policies, even though he can…

Antiwar Protesters Surround The White House

Photo by Glynn Wilson Finally, a break from the road and some high speed Internet time. Yea, yea, I know, this is a fair and balanced feature photo from the anti-war march in DC today. But hey, who can object to a Simpson’s movie reference in the front of the White House with Cheney looking…

Panther Creek State Park

PANTHER CREEK STATE PARK, Tenn., Sept. 13 (LFJ) – The road rolls out there, up there, hey, hey, ho, ho. Self Portrait by GW Camped in the woods in the dark at the Panther Creek State Park campground last night near the Holston River just a few miles north of the Great Smoky Mountains National…