Walls of Jericho

Wall of Jericho State Park
Wall of Jericho State Park

The Walls of Jericho is and interesting cut in the limestone mountains of North Alabama. The Paint Rock river bubbles out of a cave surrounded by limestone cliffs called the Walls of Jericho.

 

The cove is accessed from Hwy 79 just north of Hytop, Al and just south of the Tennessee line. There is a nice gravel parking area and primitive camping area just off the highway.

The trail descends in to the canyon sometime gradually and sometimes rather steeply. There are many interesting rock formations along the way. There are also numerous chimneys and sinkholes to explore and to beware of.

Janice peeking out of a hole in a rock
Janice peeking out of a hole in a rock

About two miles in the is a large sinkhole that you can explore. There appears to be a cave entrance here.

Mike and Smash as seen from the bottom of a sink hole
Mike and Smash as seen from the bottom of a sink hole

After passing the Clark cemetery the trail becomes very narrow and slick. This is the entrance in to the canyon as well.

The canyon walls are stark and steep.
The canyon walls are stark and steep.

After another half mile of narrow slippery trails, you get to the real beauty of the Walls of Jericho.

There is a very pretty water fall at what looks like the end of the canyon. However, you have to go around the bend. Just around the bend, is where the Paint Rock river flows out of a cut in the rock wall. There is also a huge rock overhang.

Waterfall at the Walls of Jericho
Waterfall at the Walls of Jericho
Janice and Smash looking out from the Walls of Jericho
Janice and Smash looking out from the Walls of Jericho

The hike back out was very tiring. It is up hill all the way. And who knew Smash had a little trick up his sleeve?

What is this dog planning?
What is this dog planning?

For Smash’s addition to the adventure, see my-dog-smash.blogspot.com

12:34

The clock reads 12:34.  I have been noticing this strange number combination for years.  It seems to have some significance.  I have read where others have noticed synchronises with the time 11:11 but, I have not made much of a connection with that time.  The number for me is 12:34.

Steve Pavlina recently posted some interesting information about his connection to 11:11 so I decided to look more into my connection with 12:34.

I have been studying spiritual prosperity recently and I noticed that Luke 12:34 is “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

This fits with what I have been learning.

My home address is 340 Wild Oak Rd.  The 34 shows up here.  my cell phone digits add up to 34 as well.  

Steve gives some tips on how to use the magic numbers to help get insights into your subconscious.  I plan to start looking into how the number 12:34  shows up and pay attention to what I am thinking in that moment.

I often wake up in the night an notice that the clock reads 12:34.  I will also have to start paying attention to what I was dreaming about when I wake up at this time.

If you also have a match with 12:34, please comment.

Update: More on 12:34 and also some thoughts on 11:11 in this post: 11:11
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Jeep Accessories

Some of my favorite Jeep Accessories:

On my off road Jeep, Scuffy, my favorite accessory are my Maxxis Buckshot tires.      Having larger tires with a great tread pattern has really helped me go places that were never possible in my stock Jeep with BFG AT’s.

My other most favorite Jeep accessories are my lockers.  In the rear I have the Loc Rite in my 8.25.  This locker is fully automatic.  It is very tight and locks up very quickly.  It is a little annoying on pavement and can be embarrassing when puling into a gas station or a tight parking space.  It is interesting to note that  I had this same axle in my street XJ for a while and it was very calm behind the automatic.  However, with the manual of my off road truck, it pops and squeaks the tires.

In the front, I have an ARB selectable locker.  This is really cool in that I can hit a switch and choose between fully locked and fully open.  I love being able to walk up to a rock and then throw the switch and then be able to climb up on it.

The indispensable accessory is my winch.  I don’t use my winch much but it is really nice knowing that it is there and ready to rescue me if I need it.

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Jeep parts

Jeep Parts available again.

I have now renewed my Crown Jeep Parts account. If you need any Jeep Parts, let me know. I can get most OEM style replacement parts for the engine, boy and suspension parts. These are the same parts sold by Quadratec. I can beat their prices. Just let me know.

Click here to access the Crown Jeep Parts Catalog

Email me with the part numbers you need and I will quote to a price on the Jeep parts you need.

I just got a new Yoke for Jenny’s rear differential. Ordered it yesterday afternoon and it is on my desk now.

Pontotoc, Ms

Returning to my birthplace.

During my last session of re birthing breath work with Judiana, I finally re experienced my birth. I now understand where a lot of my fears and strange emotions come from.

I felt a strong urge to go back to the place I was born, Pontotoc, Ms. Pontotoc is a very small town in north Mississippi. I was born there in 1960. My mother still has my grandfathers home there and the 100 acre farm. She need to go down and pay some bills so i volunteered to go in her place so I could attempt to reconnect and get a better handle on these strange emotions that came up.

I drove my dad’s Ford Focus to save fuel costs. The little car was surprisingly comfortable and very fun to drive. I got about 30 MPG – way better than my Jeep.

Driving alone gave me plenty of time to think and enjoy the freedom of going the way I wanted to go. I stopped by Russel cave and Point mallard along the way.

I spent some time driving around the back roads of Pontotoc and around our farm.

I read the book You can heal your life by Louise Hay. I have used the healing chart for a while but I had never before taken time to read the whole book and do the exercises.

Being back at my birth place helped me to do the exercises of remembering or imagining my childhood. While I have many fond memories of growing up on the farm, there are lots of troubling ones as well. The feelings of separateness and of never having enough money came up heavily in my memories.

Also, I noticed some strange negative feelings about money. I am sure these are the root of my financial problems toady.

As I worked through the exercises in the book, I realized I have a lot of unexpressed anger. I suspect i am manifesting this as annoying people in my life. I find that I am increasingly annoyed by my friends and others in my life. I don’t yet fully understand this but I know that whatever i am experiencing in life is simply a reflection of my inner thoughts.

I am beginning to get a handle on the ager that I have long repressed. I learned this anger at a very early age.

I still have a ways to go on learning to release this anger. However I am sure just being aware of it will help greatly in ridding myself of it. I had thought it was just fear but it is really anger. I have done such a good job of repressing this anger that I do not even consider myself to be an angry person.

But I do keep noticing fevers, and other illness that are caused by anger. Also the increase in annoying people in my life is the tripping point that made me look deeper.

As I learn to release this anger I expect to see an improvement in my health, my relationships and my financial situation.