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Porters Creek

January 31, 2015

Porter’s Creek While this a great option for a hike at any time of the year, the Porters Creek Trail is also an excellent choice when snow makes foot travel difficult in the higher elevations, or when it forces the closure of roads throughout other parts of the park.

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Snowmageddon Cambridge MA

Snowmageddon 2015

The Boston area is getting the brunt of storm Juno. The MTA isn’t running and Boston and Cambridge has totally  shut down. The snow will continue throughout the day. I will update this post with snow totals when the snow stops falling. Here are some pictures Luke took just outside his house near downtown Cambridge. You will notice that the only …

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Crsp Work 04

January 20, 2015

This winter, the park has a lot of work going on. New construction will bring the re-opening of two long closed trails. It is great to see money being spent at the park. I couldn’t get to Exclamation Point because there is still some serious ice up there. I made it as far as the Opera Box. Looking down from …

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Crsp Work 04

CRSP

This winter, the park has a lot of work going on. New construction will bring the re-opening of two long closed trails. It is great to see money being spent at the park. Here are a few pictures of some the working being done.

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Trombatore Trail

January 20, 2015

Distance: 5.4 Miles RT Elevation Gain: 1246′ Difficulty: Moderate Trombotore Trail Trailhead Parking: Take Hwy 64 east from 1-26 in Hendersonville, NC. About 2 1/2 miles past I-26, turn left on Fruitland Rd. Next, turn left on Old Clear Creek Rd go only a few hundred yards and turn right on Bearwallow Mountain Rd. Follow Bearwallow Mountain Road and after a …

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January 19, 2015

We spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day up on the parkway near Wagon Road Gap on the Green Knob section of the Mountains to the Sea Trail. It was a bluebird day and the temps warmed to the mid 50’s during our hike. The parkway was closed, so we parked at the parking lot at the Hwy 276 parkway entrance. …

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Buckhorngap 17

Trailblazing

New trails seem to be “trending” early in this new year. One trail we had not tried yet was in The Avery Creek area that is a great place to hike during the winter months when the parkway is closed. The Buckhorn Gap Trail is further down Avery Creek Road than we usually go. It is a heavily traveled 3 mile trail to …

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January 17 2015 – Twin Falls

Twin Falls is located off a .6 mile spur trail from the main Buckhorn Gap Trail. The falls descend from a horseshoe shaped valley. The first water fall you come to on the left is not one of the “twins.” It is pretty, though. Phil took these pictures of the falls. It is well worth the extra walking to see …

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Trombatore Landscape Me1

New Trail on Bearwallow Mountain

Distance: 5 Miles RT Elevation Change: 1000 feet Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead Parking: Take Hwy 64 east from 1-26 in Hendersonville, NC. About 2 1/2 miles past I-26, turn left on Fruitland Rd. Next, turn left on Old Clear Creek Rd go only a few hundred yards and turn right on Bearwallow Mountain Rd. Follow Bearwallow Mountain Road and after a few miles, …

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