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Quilting Closeup

My Latest Quilt

It took 3 years to finally finish this quilt. I'm so proud of it!

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Quilts for the Littles

Rainbow Fire

Rainbow Fire

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.

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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Mt. LeConte 2016

Mt. LeConte, TN 2016

This year, it was just me and Phil. We left Thursday morning around 8:45 and drove through Maggie Valley, cut …

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2016 11 7 Crsp 3

Personal Best Week of Hiking

This past week, I hiked more miles than ever in a single week.  Of course, it was LeConte week, so …

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Chimney Rock

Fires in Western NC

Our area is experiencing a severe drought. Over the past 10 years, our hemlock trees have fallen to the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges …

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