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.

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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Mt. Pisgah Trailhead

About Mt. Pisgah Trail

On the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Distance: 3 Miles RT Elevation Change: 750 feet (per my gps calculations) Difficulty: …

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About Chimney Rock State Park

Total Trail Distance: 3.9 Miles RT Elevation Gain: 1080′ Hiking Trails Four Seasons Trail: 1.2 Miles Round Trip Woodland Trail …

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