Red Mountain Park Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve Moss Rock Preserve Oak Mountain State Park Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Aldridge Garden Oak Hill Cemetery Tannehill Shades Creek Greenway/Homewood Forest Preserve Downtown history hikes exploring early Birmingham and the historic marches of the Civil Rights Movement. Walks through revitalized neighborhoods from Railroad Park to Avondale The Irondale Furance and Jemison Trail Highland Avenue and city views Vulcan Trail/UAB/Five Points The Sipsey Wilderness Cheaha State Park and Wilderness Little River Canyon Flagg Mountain Hurricane Creek in Cullman Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge Cahaba River: Perry Lakes Park/Barton Beach Ebaneezer Swamp: Montevallo Pallisades Park: Blount County
Born in Birmingham, Thomas M. Spencer grew up hiking and camping in his native state, and for the past 20 years he has crisscrossed Alabama as a reporter for the Anniston Star and The Birmingham News, specializing in coverage of the outdoors and the environment. Spencer is now the senior research associate at the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama based at Samford University. An Eagle Scout, Spencer was a founder of the Friends of Red Mountain Park and serves on the board of the Cahaba River Society. He lives in Birmingham, AL.