• 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.

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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National Park Service Bandana Pillows

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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Bluets7

New Wildflowers Added

Spring has sprung here in the mountains and I’m scrambling to get out and photograph as many flowers as possible …

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L FranklinGrave

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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L BridgeCrossing

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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