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2016 03 26 Avery Creek Feature 1

Avery Creek Ridge Loop

Today Phil and I hiked the Avery Creek Loop … 10.8 miles, with 3162′ of elevation gain. It was our second time …

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2016 03 24 CRSP Birdhouses 6

Bird Watching at Chimney Rock

I’ve walked by these birdhouses for years and not really paid much attention to them. Today, I thought I’d take …

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2016 03 Biltmore Feature 1

Spring at Biltmore

Spring at Biltmore is a flower fanatic’s dreamworld. The gardens are brimming with daffodils, hyacinth, forsythia, tulips and periwinkle, just …

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2015 06 Redbuds 1

Redbuds

I guess I’m trying to make up for sitting on my butt all winter, but over the past 8 days, …

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2016 Mar17 CRSP 1

I Counted the Steps!

So, during my workout hike at Chimney Rock State Park, I counted 1322 steps on the main trails leading from the …

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2016 Feb MT SkiTrip 1

February Ski Trip at the North 40

Bridger Bowl, Bozeman, MT We had an awesome time skiing with friends in Bozeman at The Bridger Bowl. It is …

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2016 Mar CRSP  10

Chimney Rock

Getting Back in the Swing of Things The beautiful, spring-like weather was very welcome after a busy, rainy winter. We …

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Mt. Pisgah Trailhead

About Mt. Pisgah Trail

On the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Distance: 3 Miles RT Elevation Change: 750 feet (per my gps calculations) Difficulty: …

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About Chimney Rock State Park

Total Trail Distance: 3.9 Miles RT Elevation Gain: 1080′ Hiking Trails Four Seasons Trail: 1.2 Miles Round Trip Woodland Trail …

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Mountains to the Sea Trail (Western NC)

Interactive Map of Mountains to the Sea Trail Although the trail is still incomplete, the Mountains to the Sea Trail …

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