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Four Seasons Trail

Hikes, April 8-13, 2013

After taking Sunday off, I didn’t want to completely seize up. I ran over to Chimney Rock and did a quick up and down. This time, I counted the steps. I only counted an official step. Not all steps up were official steps. My feet were hurting after Saturday’s 10 mile hike, but after the first half mile, everything went …

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Looking Glass

March 30, 2013

The hike today was a 4.1 mile loop in the Avery Creek area.  We hiked up Bennett Gap Trail past Coon Tree Gap and over several summits. The trail rose 1100 feet in approx. 2 miles. The slope was gradual so it didn’t feel like we were climbing as much. We walked along the ridge for a mile or so …

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CRSP

It was a beautiful day so I ran up to Chimney Rock for a hike.I walked the Four Seasons Trail up to the parking lot. There were some surprising signs of spring! The signature 3 leaf trillium had sprouted. It should start to bloom by the first of next week. I made a mental note to go back Monday to …

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February 3, 2013

The weather was a little “iffy” today. The parkway has been closed due to snow and ice for weeks now, but we thought we would drive up to the gate at Wagon Road Gap and see if we could walk over the MTS and walk the ridgeline. We got to the parkinglot and it was cold and windy. The windchill …

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Four Seasons Trail

CRSP

Took a pleasant little walk in the woods today. Chimney Rock Park’s Four Seasons Trail is short, moderate and close to home. As you may see in the picture of the steps below, the little squirrels were hard at work with their nuts. They left nut shells all over the staircases on the trail. Busy little fellers! This little trail …

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Gatlinburg

January 26 – Gatlinburg

It was time for our yearly anniversary trip to Gatlinburg. The drive to Gatlinburg on Friday was difficult. It was 27 degrees when we left our house with freezing rain. It drizzled freezing rain the entire way. Thankfully, Interstate 40 had been pre-treated so the icy spots were minimal. We had good light all the way there. Saturday is always …

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Mountains to the Sea Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway

January 20 Hike

On Sunday, we decided to hike a section of the Mountains to the Sea Trail that runs the ridge line overlooking Avery Creek Basin and the Shining Rock Wilderness. The Parkway was closed due to snow and ice. We could took 276 to the parkway access at the Wagon Road Gap overlook between mile marker 411 and 412 and parked …

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Chimney Rock

Monday Hike at the Chimney

Total miles hiked: 1.7 Total vertical: tba Chimney Rock Park is having a few issues right now. The Hickory Nut Falls trail is closed due to a rock slide. The trail from the “Devil’s Head” to “Exclamation Point” is closed too. This messes up my mileage a little bit. Today, I hiked the Four Seasons Trail (1.2 miles round trip …

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Day Hike

Total miles hiked: 5.1 Total vertical: 1000′ This was our first hike of 2013. This year, I resolve to keep track of our mileage and a close estimate of the total vertical gained. Today’s hike began at the fish hatchery near Brevard. We hiked clockwise from the parking lot on Cat Gap Trail. We forked off the trail and hiked …

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Pisgah

Great cardio this morning It was much needed.

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