"If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." --- Yogi Berra

New Hatchling

New Hatchling!

One of the five finch eggs in the “left fern” hatched out late this afternoon. It is tiny and looks …

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Finch Families

Update on Finch Babies

So far, the five little finch eggs in the left fern have not hatched. The parents still tend the nest, …

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Elk Pasture Gap

Shut-In Trail: Pisgah to Elk Pasture Gap

Distance: 3.6 Miles Elevation Gain: 1364′ Difficulty: Strenuous (very steep) Today Phil took another Friday off and we hiked a …

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Hickory Nut Falls

Hickory Nut Gorge

Over the past few days, we have gotten a lot of rain in Western NC. We thought we would drive …

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Finch Babies

New Life on our Porch

After only a few days of putting the Boston Ferns on the front porch, 2 families of finches moved in. …

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Cat Gap Loop

Since Phil is taking Friday’s off for the month of May, we had hoped to get in as much hiking …

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Crested Dwarf Iris

Coon Tree Loop April 26

Friday, April 26: Coon Tree Loop Phil and I have been driving by the Coon Tree Picnic area on Hwy …

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Sunset in the Valley

Getaway Weekend April 19-21

Once or twice a year, Phil and I run away to the Pisgah Inn for the weekend. From the porches …

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Maxwell Creek

Pressley Cove and Maxwell Cove, April 14

Sunday, Pressley Cove and Maxwell Creek Cove Last week’s hike around the Avery Creek Drainage left us curious about the …

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me

Rewards for Hard Work

I recently had another woman ask if my husband was forcing me to hike a particularly hard trail in the …

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