Looking Glass Shrouded in Smoke

Looking Glass Shrouded in Smoke

Beartooth Highway

Beartooth Highway

Hickory Nut Falls

Hickory Nut Falls

Bridger Mountains, MT

Bridger Mountains, MT

2017 Hiking Log

My 2017 Hiking Goal is 450 miles! Most of my hikes are in and near western North Carolina with a few iconic hikes while traveling. Follow my progress.

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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