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.

Cedar Rock Summit

Cedar Rock Hike

CEDAR ROCK VIA CAT GAP LOOP Distance: 7.1 Miles RT Elevation Gain: 1843′ Difficulty: Moderate Check out more about this …

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2016 04 30 Flat Laurel Creek 11

Flat Laurel Creek Loop Hike

Total Distance: 5.3 Miles RT Total Elevation Gain: 679 ft. Highest Point: 5935 ft. We parked at the Black Balsam …

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Sam Knob

Sam Knob

Total Distance: 2.6 Miles Out and Back (my gps measurement) Total Elevation Gain: 383′ (my gps measurement) *Note:  Several online …

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2016 03 26 Avery Creek Feature 1

Avery Creek Ridge Loop

Today Phil and I hiked the Avery Creek Loop … 10.8 miles, with 3162′ of elevation gain. It was our second time …

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2016 03 24 CRSP Birdhouses 6

Bird Watching at Chimney Rock

I’ve walked by these birdhouses for years and not really paid much attention to them. Today, I thought I’d take …

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2016 03 Biltmore Feature 1

Spring at Biltmore

Spring at Biltmore is a flower fanatic’s dreamworld. The gardens are brimming with daffodils, hyacinth, forsythia, tulips and periwinkle, just …

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2015 06 Redbuds 1

Redbuds

I guess I’m trying to make up for sitting on my butt all winter, but over the past 8 days, …

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2016 Mar17 CRSP 1

I Counted the Steps!

So, during my workout hike at Chimney Rock State Park, I counted 1322 steps on the main trails leading from the …

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2016 Feb MT SkiTrip 1

February Ski Trip at the North 40

Bridger Bowl, Bozeman, MT We had an awesome time skiing with friends in Bozeman at The Bridger Bowl. It is …

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2016 Mar CRSP  10

Chimney Rock

Getting Back in the Swing of Things The beautiful, spring-like weather was very welcome after a busy, rainy winter. We …

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