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

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CRSP

Continuing along with my hiking, yesterday I ran over to Chimney Rock and walked up and down the stairs. This is really hard to do when you are doing it as fast as you can. So, I can add a little to my mileage and elevation gain totals. Yeah!

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Chimney Rock

Monday Hike at the Chimney

Total miles hiked: 1.7 Total vertical: tba Chimney Rock Park is having a few issues right now. The Hickory Nut Falls trail is closed due to a rock slide. The trail from the “Devil’s Head” to “Exclamation Point” is closed too. This messes up my mileage a little bit. Today, I hiked the Four Seasons Trail (1.2 miles round trip …

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Day Hike

Total miles hiked: 5.1 Total vertical: 1000′ This was our first hike of 2013. This year, I resolve to keep track of our mileage and a close estimate of the total vertical gained. Today’s hike began at the fish hatchery near Brevard. We hiked clockwise from the parking lot on Cat Gap Trail. We forked off the trail and hiked …

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Gingerbread 2012

Getting ready for Aunt Sandy’s Thanksgiving. Gingerbread men are present and accounted for!

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Leconte 2012

November 12, 2012

The annual trip to Mt. LeConte is logged into memory! Our guests this year included Bo and Kim! It was Kim’s first trip up the mountain and to the Smokies! This trip was full of “firsts!” We hiked up on Trillium. We ran into snow about 2.5 miles in. The higher we got, the deeper the snow. The snow was …

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LeConte 2012

2012-11-10

The annual trip to Mt. LeConte is logged into memory! Our guests this year included Bo and Kim! It was Kim’s first trip up the mountain and to the Smokies! This trip was full of “firsts!” We hiked up on Trillium. It was my first time on this trail. We ran into snow about 2.5 miles in. The higher we …

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American Flag

America Votes

It was my privilege to be an official observer and project volunteer for one of the national campaigns. I consider myself an Independent voter, without party affiliation. This time around, I felt strongly enough to volunteer my time to one presidential candidate. This experience was interesting in several ways. When I showed up at the polling center 15 minutes early, …

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Dowsing

Phil and I had the pleasure to meet Vernon Bandy, a gifted dowser that has gained national acclaim with his skills. It was such a pleasure just to meet him and spend time watching him at work. Mr. Bandy says that he was born with this “gift” and that he believes it is a “God given ability” that can be …

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Friendship

WNC Fair

One of the highlights of the year here in the Blue Ridge is the Western North Carolina State Fair. No, it isn’t the rides or the candied apples that attracts Phil and me. It’s not the clowns, the hotdogs, nor the carnies selling their wares. It’s the Goats! Nigerian Pigmy Goats We are drawn to the barns! The barns are …

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Blog Updates

As my business turns its focus to simple responsive design for all devices, it gives the opportunity to update all 3 personal blogs with new software wrapped in a responsive design. It also highlights the fact that there are so many events and image galleries that are no longer available until they are re-created. uestion What have I learned by …

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