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.

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Freedom Trail

During a recent babysitting trip to Massachusetts, I had the opportunity to walk “The Freedom Trail.” This walk is 2.5 …

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Chimney Rock

Springtime Hike

I bought a new camera. Tired of the limitations of the iPhone and point-and-shoot cameras, Phil thought it was time …

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Luke’s Losers …

Regarding an opinion piece published in Yahoo Finance, “Why Elizabeth Warren Is A Threat to America’s Growth,” Luke had some …

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Porters Creek

Hiking in Greenbriar Cove

Phil and I use Gatlinburg as a jump off point for hiking in the Smoky Mountains. This year, we left …

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Snowmageddon 2015

The Boston area is getting the brunt of storm Juno. The MTA isn’t running and Boston and Cambridge has totally  shut …

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January 20 at Chimney Rock

This winter, the park has a lot of work going on. New construction will bring the re-opening of two long …

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Trailblazing

New trails seem to be “trending” early in this new year. One trail we had not tried yet was in …

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New Trail on Bearwallow Mountain

Distance: 5 Miles RT Elevation Change: 1000 feet Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead Parking: Take Hwy 64 east from 1-26 in Hendersonville, NC. …

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2014 Nov Trip Pic Official

Mt LeConte 2014

It was time for our official 2014 trek up Mt. LeConte. Phil’s brother-in-law was our guest this year. We chose …

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Howling Halloween at Mt. LeConte

Click on pictures to zoom. Our hike to the lodge at Mt. LeConte TN was one for the record books …

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