Christian MurilloExplorer

My love for natural landscape photography is what first got me outside. Now, I can hardly stay indoors. My sense of adventure has led me to travel all over the US (mostly in the SE), and also drove me to complete a +42,000 mile trip around the world.

Hike along the East Palisades Trail

Atlanta, Georgia

The East Palisades trail is one of the only real hiking trails within Atlanta's perimeter.

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Hike the Sweetwater Creek Red Trail

Lithia Springs, Georgia

Sweetwater Creek State Park lies just about 20 minutes West of Downtown Atlanta.  An easy drive along I-20 from the large city makes this park a very popular destination, especially on the weekends.

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Hike to Helton Creek Falls

Blairsville, Georgia

Getting to Helton Creek Falls can be a little bit tricky.

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Hike the Beech Bottom Trail to Jacks River Falls

Copperhill, Tennessee

Jacks River Falls is one of Georgia's most impressive waterfalls.

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Camp at Cape Canaveral National Seashore

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

What could be better than laying on soft sand, listening to the crashing waves, and gazing at Florida's best sun and stars?  Cape Canaveral National Seashore has 14 primitive campsites, with only two.

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Camp at Vogel State Park

Blairsville, Georgia

Nestled at the foot of Blood Mountain is one of Georgia's most scenic State Parks.

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Photograph Mingo Falls

Cherokee, North Carolina

Although it is not much of a hike at just 0.3 miles, it is accessible to people of all fitness levels.  A climb up a series of stairs leads you to a trail overlooking Mingo creek.

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Hike to Emery Creek Falls

Chatsworth, Georgia

The hike to the five waterfalls on the Emery Creek trail is one of the most spectacular hikes in Georgia.

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Camp at Alexander Springs

Altoona, Florida

Alexander Springs Recreation Area is an incredible natural area that provides something for any adventure seeker to love.

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Hike Sitton's Gulch Trail

Rising Fawn, Georgia

Hiking Sitton's Gulch is a great option for those who want to get a little more distance than what the 2.1 mile Waterfalls trail has to offer.

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Hike through the Econ River Wilderness Area

Oviedo, Florida

The Econ River Wilderness Trail is a largely unnoticed section of preserved land, although it is just 1.5 miles away from University of Central Florida and nestled between residential communities.

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Camp at Red Top Mountain State Park

Cartersville, Georgia

Red Top Mountain State Park finds itself just 30 minutes up I-75 from the urban sprawl of Atlanta, and it is surprising how quickly you can forget exactly how close you are to the city with just one .

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Backpack the Appalachian Trail from Blood Mountain to Cowrock Mountain

Blairsville, Georgia

North Georgia is packed with awesome mountain trails, but few boast the beauty and magnitude of the Appalachian Trail.

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Hike Ahinga Trail

Miami-Dade County, Florida

The Everglades National Park is a superb spot for viewing wading birds and alligators off an easy paved path. There are a number of observation decks along the way, off of the main path.

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Take a Sunrise Stroll around Matheson Hammock

Coral Gables, Florida

Matheson Hammock is a beautiful park in the heart of one of the oldest sections of Miami, just off of Old Culter Road.  This is far off the tourist map which is mostly confined to South Beach.

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Paddle to Minnie's Lake

Fargo, Georgia

The paddle to Minnie's Lake from Stephen C. Foster State Park covers some of the most beautiful territory in all of the Okefenokee swamp.

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Sunrise Hike up Mount Batur

Kintamani, Indonesia

When most people think of Bali, they think about its countless resorts, relaxing spas, or epic waves.

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Swim at Elephant Rocks Beach

William Bay, Australia

Just about 15km west of Denmark, Australia is one of Western Australia’s coolest beaches.  Elephant Rocks is just about 200 yards east of the popular Greens Pool.

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Hike to Twin and Island Lakes

Kyburz, California

The Twin Lakes trail starts winding through a pine forest, with a couple bridge crossings over crystal clear trout-filled streams.

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Hike the Hogskin Loop to Stripmine Falls

Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

Stripmine Falls is not the biggest waterfall in the area, but it is both beautiful and accessible with just a short and easy out-and-back (or loop) hike.

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Hike the Kitching Creek Loop in Jonathan Dickinson SP

Jupiter, Florida

Jonathan Dickinson State Park has 3 main trails, the East Loop Trail (9.8 miles), Hobe Mountain Trail (0.4 miles), and the Kitching Creek Loop (7.5 miles).

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Hike through Shark Valley

Miami, Florida

I would like to preface this adventure by saying that if you prefer to bike Shark Valley, please reference Rob Witt's adventure "Bike through Shark Valley".

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Kayak George H. Sparks Reservoir

Lithia Springs, Georgia

Sweetwater Creek State Park has a lot to offer in terms of adventure. One of the best things about this park is its proximity to the city of Atlanta.

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Camp at Stephen C. Foster State Park

Fargo, Georgia

Stephen C. Foster State Park is a hot spot for Georgia wildlife. The swamps and bodies of water attract alligators, black bears, herons, turtles, and more.

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Hike the Trahlyta Lake Trail to Trahlyta Falls

Blairsville, Georgia

Lake Trahlyta in Vogel State Park offers a truly unique combination of natural beauty and opportunity for recreation.

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Hike the Bear Hair Gap Trail

Blairsville, Georgia

Vogel State Park is one of the many beautifully preserved wilderness parks of Northern Georgia.  With a stunning alpine lake and 17 miles of trails, you cannot go wrong.

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Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride over Cappadocia

Uçhisar Belediyesi, Turkey

Hot air balloon rides are super cool pretty much anywhere, but Cappadocia's lunar landscape provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to see bizarre rock formations from a truly unique angle.

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Paddle the St. Johns River from East Orlando

Christmas, Florida

Paddling along the St. Johns river is the perfect relaxing escape that lets you see the real Florida.  Bring your Kayak, Canoe, or SUP to explore on one of the few rivers worldwide that flows North.

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Swim with Stingrays at Hamelin Bay

Hamelin Bay, Australia

Just 35km South of Margaret River lies one of Western Australia's best natural gems, Hamelin Bay.

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Climb Pemberton's Climbing Trees

Yeagarup, Australia

Just outside of the small town of Pemberton in Western Australia are three towering Karri trees that you can climb to to their highest branches.

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Paddle Lake Burton

Clarkesville, Georgia

Lake Burton is, in my opinion, Georgia's most scenic large lake.  It is completely surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and has some of the clearest water in the state.

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Hike to Siler Bald from Wayah Gap

Franklin, North Carolina

The Appalachian Trail does not need a lot of hype beyond its existing legendary status.  However, there are certain parts of it that do stand out as being a little extra special.

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Hike the James E. Edmond trail to Lookoff Mountain Overlook

Clayton, Georgia

Black Rock Mountain State Park is Georgia's highest elevation State Park.  It is adorned with several waterfalls, sweeping overlooks, blooming Rhododendron's, and plenty of miles of trail.

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Explore Tumbling Rock Cave

Scottsboro, Alabama

As Tumbling Rock Cave is a private property owned and controlled by SCCI, a permit is required to access the cave.

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Watch the Sunrise at the Deering Estate People's Dock

Palmetto Bay, Florida

The Deering Estate is a magnificent and historic property with a home built in 1900.  To see the house and check out its immediate property, you will need to pay to enter the gates.

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Hike the St. Francis Yellow Trail

Paisley, Florida

All of the pictures were taken during the epic collaboration between The Outbound Collective and The North Face in the Basecamp Orlando event.

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Bouldering Granite City

Highlands, North Carolina

At the foot of Blackrock Mountain just outside of Highlands, North Carolina, lies one of the most unique and secluded natural playgrounds around.

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Hike to Neer Garh Waterfall

Rishikesh, India

About a mile and a half NE from the Laxman Julla Bridge in Rishikesh lies one of the best natural escapes around.  A series of three stunning waterfalls make up the Neer Garh falls.

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Hike the Gahuti Trail

Chatsworth, Georgia

Fort Mountain rises prominently from the plateau to the West, serving as the start of the Blue Ridge Mountain range in Georgia.

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Hike the Appalachian Trail to Preacher's Rock

Cleveland, Georgia

The hike to Preacher’s Rock along the AT starts at the Woody Gap trailhead.

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Hike the Arkaquah Trail to Brasstown Bald

Arkaquah Trail, Georgia

The Arkaquah Trail is unique as far as North Georgia trails go for any reasons.  Its elevation gain and distance puts it near the top for most challenging day hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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