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Chimney Rock on 911

Spending 911 in the Park

Listening to the news this morning and remembering 911 was more than I could bear. It has  been 12 years, but seems only like last week. With all of the craziness in the world, I just needed to be outside somewhere in a tranquil setting. What better place to spend 911 than in a National or State Park?!!? Apparently, dozens …

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View from Pisgah Inn

Weekend Getaway

One of our very favorite places to spend a quiet weekend is the Pisgah Inn located near milepost 405 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The rooms are old school quaint. There are no phones and no airconditioning. The tiny little bathrooms are circa 1955. The balconies overlook one of the most beautiful views from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hiking trails …

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September 7, 2013

This hike, we pieced together from the Pisgah Inn Parking Lot to the bottom of Pilot Rock. Beginning along the Mountains to the Sea Trail, turn south and go over Little Bald Mountain following the trail down around Pilot Rock.

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Ahnu Montara Boots

The yearly “Gear Guide” from Backpacker magazine has an honored place in our bathroom. We comb the pages, read the reviews, discuss our finds and repeat. This year’s Gear Guide edition was no different. I had dog-eared a page marking reviews on lady’s performance underwear. I hadn’t finished examining the entire page when Phil enters the room asking why I …

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Late Season Butterfly

Hiking Update

The hike today was one that we have done a couple of times and kept us up high (over 5,000′ in elevation) for the duration of the hike. It is always cooler the higher up we go, so on those hot and humid days, it is good to hike as high as possible. We parked on Hwy 215 north of …

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Clemson Game Day

It has been a really good weekend. Last night was Clemson’s football season opener against Georgia. Although both sons are far away, we all watched the game “together” via text. It was a great game and we enjoyed it even more by our “connection” to the boys.

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