• Turks Cap

    Turks Cap found on Old Butt Knob Trail NC in July, 2017.

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.

Mt. Pisgah

Mother’s Day on Mt. Pisgah

We hiked up Mt. Pisgah for Mother’s Day.  It was a sunny day and beautiful, but a bit hazy in …

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Surprising Flowers

I have probably hiked up Mt. Pisgah trail close to 100 times in my lifetime. Never have I seen the …

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Pisgah

Mt. Pisgah

Another great day hiking up the Mt. Pisgah trail. I passed about 10 people and 1 really big dog. The …

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First Blooms at Rumbling Bald

The past 3 weeks has been unusually warm for February and March.  I have been traveling, so this was the …

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Frying Pan Fire Tower

Frying Pan Mtn. Fire Tower

This is a very simple hike. I parked on the parkway by the road that leads to the fire tower. …

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Buck Springs Trail

Buck Springs Trail

I parked in the first parking lot for Pisgah Mountain off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Buck Springs trail is …

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Buck's T-4

Valentine’s Dinner 2017

While in Big Sky, we reserved a table at Buck’s T-4 Ranch for our Valentine’s dinner. It was awesome, as …

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Big Sky Montana

Big Sky 2017

We took a few days and flew to Montana to ski Big Sky to celebrate my 60th birthday. Big Sky Ski …

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