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Coon Tree Trail

Hike: Coon Tree Mountain Trail

Today was a very short hike up the right fork of the Coon Tree Trail.  We only hiked to the ridge junction and turned around and hiked down.  Nice day in low 40’s.  The trail was muddy and there were a lot of trees down after the wind and ice storms last month. We passed several women on the trail. …

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Daniel Ridge Falls

Hike: Daniel Ridge Loop

Finally! A sunny day on a weekend! We finally got some good weather to go hiking.  The high today was in the mid to upper 40’s and the sun was shining.  That is my favorite hiking weather. Last year, our logged hiking miles were abysmal. It was a rainy year and we had a lot of family and health issues …

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Swoon

Swoon Quilt

Pattern: Swoon by Thimble Blossoms  By: Camille Roskelley Fabric Collection: MODA, “Over the Rainbow” Collection By: Edyta Sitar Thread:  Auril 2370 for piecing and quilting Batting: Quilter’s Dream 80/20 Dimensions: Before Quilting: 95″ x 95″ After Quilting:  92″ x 92″ After Washing and Drying on low in dryer:  85″ x 85″ So, I had a total of 10″ shrinkage in …

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Sacajawea33

Sacajawea Peak in Bridger Range

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Cold Mtn

Mt. Pisgah

3 mi round-trip Tread Condition: Moderately Rough Climb: Climbs Moderately Lowest Elevation: 4980 Highest Elevation: 5730 Total Elevation Gain: 750 Configuration: Out-and-back Starting Point: Mount Pisgah Parking Area, Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 407.6  

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Ap 2017

ESPN: Thanksgiving in Lake Lure

Article by Ryan McGee of ESPN His Thanksgiving Day spent at Lake Lure and Hendersonville. Highlights from a Wild College Football Rivalry Week

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Accuquilt 2017 Winner  8

Point of View

Quick Project with (nearly) Instant Gratification This block pattern, designed by Terri Vanden Bosch, won the 2016 Accuquilt GO! Block Design contest. It is complicated enough to be show worthy, while at the same time, small enough to complete in a couple of days.  Her fabric choices were not something I would have thought of, but they really work well …

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LeConte 2017  Hawksbill

November 9, 2017

Trail:  Alum Cave Trip # 27 – November 9 – 22, 2017 Trail: Alum Cave Trail Hiking Time Going Up: 3 hours 7 minutes Hiking Time Coming Down: 2 hours 15 minutes This year we decided to hike up and down Alum Cave Trail. Due to trail closures, we haven’t gotten to hike this trail many times in the past …

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Grassy Mtn via Trail 119

October 9, 2017

Grassy Mtn Via Skidway Campground Distance: 5.0 Miles Elevation Gain: 1575 ft. Difficulty: Strenuous (very steep) Park at the back gate boundary of Skidway campground. Follow the forestry road from there all of the way to the top of Grassy Mountain. The road meanders through the forest for awhile and then opens up in a beautiful meadow with a gorgeous …

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Emilys Wedding Quilt

FINALLY FINISHED!

After 3 years, I have finally finished this quit.  The pattern was found in an issue or Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine. I have lost the magazine, so I can’t post the issue of volume number. The name of the pattern is “Emily’s Wedding Quilt” and I think it can be purchased from the Keepsake Quilting website. The pattern …

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