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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.

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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Mountains to the Sea Trail (Western NC)

Interactive Map of Mountains to the Sea Trail Although the trail is still incomplete, the Mountains to the Sea Trail …

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Mule Deer

North Forty, September 2015

Annual September trip to the North Forty. Phil managed to get enough vacation days to string together 9 days. It …

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Godspeed

Godspeed

Godspeed /ˈɡɒdˈspiːd/ interjection, noun 1. an expression of one’s good wishes for a person’s success and safety Word Origin  C15: …

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Mt. LeConte Lodge

Alum Cave Trail

Taking advantage of the good weather and lower temperatures, we decided to do a day hike up and down Alum …

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Nps Pillows 5

National Park Pillows

Pillows … in honor of the 99th birthday of our National Parks System. The true wealth of our nation lies …

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Cold Mountain

Happy Birthday National Park System!

Today is the 99th birthday of our National Park System! Isn’t that just awesome? Thank you, Teddy Roosevelt, for your …

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Bitterroot

June in Montana

Wildflower season in the Northern Rockies is in full bloom late May through June. This year, I got spent several weeks …

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