Born and raised in Southeast Louisiana, my enthusiasm for the outdoors was cultivated at a young age by frequent hunting and fishing trips with my father and his father.  It wasn't until I became actively involved with my son's Boy Scout Troop that I bloomed into a full blown outdoors fanatic!  Now I spend the majority of my day dreaming of the next hike or canoe trip.  My son Christian, a.k.a. "Rooster", and I take every opportunity to test our limits and enjoy an adventure together.  Now that I reside in up state Louisiana, every three day weekend or holiday, I find myself planning a spur of the moment adventure into the Arkansas Ozarks. 

This site will focus on sharing my passion and hopefully cultivating an interest in others.  I hope to detail the highs and lows, capture the essence of the hike in pictures, and strive to give a little extra background to my adventures.  I encourage everyone to live outside of their "comfort" zone and experience the thrill of accomplishment when becoming totally self reliant in out of the way destinations and situations.  After all, I firmly believe that we all should strive to find our limitations and learn how to become reliant upon our own skills and talents rather than depend on others.

    Big Papa   

    Big Papa is my trail name.  I'm an avid outdoorsman.  If you share a love for the outdoors and a passion for self reliance then this is the place for sharing your experiences.


    March 2011


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