Looking Glass Shrouded in Smoke

Looking Glass Shrouded in Smoke

Beartooth Highway

Beartooth Highway

Hickory Nut Falls

Hickory Nut Falls

Bridger Mountains, MT

Bridger Mountains, MT

2017 Hiking Log

My 2017 Hiking Goal is 450 miles! Most of my hikes are in and near western North Carolina with a few iconic hikes while traveling. Follow my progress.

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First Blooms at Rumbling Bald

The past 3 weeks has been unusually warm for February and March.  I have been traveling, so this was the first day I’ve been outside in over a week. The trail at Rumbling Bald in Lake Lure, NC is under 3000′ above sea level, when flowers sprout in western North Carolina, this is where they start. Parts of the trail where …

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Frying Pan Fire Tower

Frying Pan Mtn. Fire Tower

This is a very simple hike. I parked on the parkway by the road that leads to the fire tower. …

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Buck Springs Trail

Buck Springs Trail

I parked in the first parking lot for Pisgah Mountain off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Buck Springs trail is …

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Buck's T-4

Valentine’s Dinner 2017

While in Big Sky, we reserved a table at Buck’s T-4 Ranch for our Valentine’s dinner. It was awesome, as …

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Big Sky Montana

Big Sky 2017

We took a few days and flew to Montana to ski Big Sky to celebrate my 60th birthday. Big Sky Ski …

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Mt. LeConte 2016

Mt. LeConte, TN 2016

This year, it was just me and Phil. We left Thursday morning around 8:45 and drove through Maggie Valley, cut …

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Personal Best Week of Hiking

This past week, I hiked more miles than ever in a single week.  Of course, it was LeConte week, so …

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Chimney Rock

Fires in Western NC

Our area is experiencing a severe drought. Over the past 10 years, our hemlock trees have fallen to the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges …

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