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MT. MITCHELL HIKE 5/27/17 TO 5/29/17

        The difference in weather between my last Mt. Mitchell trip which was a week earlier in May and this trip wasn’t much because we got a good portion of rain, again!  But, we had just enough dry in between rains this time to make it a more enjoyable trip which was okay by me because rain combined with 60 degrees up on Mt. Mitchell can be a bit chilly. Now, we […]

ANGEL FALLS OVERLOOK HIKE / BANDY CREEK MOUNTAIN BIKE 4/8/17 – 4/10/17

        I’ve done a lot of hikes beginning from Bandy Creek in the Big South Fork but this time we did a one night hike out to Angel Falls Overlook but mixed it up the next night.  This time we hiked back the next day and set up camp at one of the campsites at Bandy Creek campground then we explored some of the gravel roads on our mountain bikes for the […]

BURKES GARDEN APPALACHIAN TRAIL 1/13/17 – 1/16/17

      This was yet another trip on the Appalachian Trail that turned out better and different than expected.  I’ve been hiking on the AT many times in several states and it’s always a wonderful experience no matter what state or what time of year.  I’ve been to the Grayson Highlands many times because it’s one of my favorite places to hike and just not too long ago I hiked up to Mcafee Knob and […]

LINVILLE GORGE TWO NIGHT OUT AND BACK TRIP 10/24/14 THROUGH10/26/14

  I had a great time backpacking Linville Gorge once again! This was my second time visiting Linville Gorge but this time we weren’t doing a loop. We were doing two out-and-back hikes. The first leg of our journey began at Sitting Bear Trailhead which is a little further North than my previous trip that started at Wolf Pit which is at the Southern base of Shortoff Mountain. Sitting Bear is the first trailhead just off FS210 which is just off 181.  We arrived at the […]

PANTHERTOWN VALLEY BEST WATERFALLS BACKPACK TWO NIGHT LOOP 4/4/14 THRU 4/6/14

This trip started out on a gloomy and drizzly morning at our usual carpool location at Walmart.  There were only three of us that were still up for it because nearly everyone else had to cancel for one reason or another so it questionable whether the trip would actually materialize at all.  But we hung in there and were rewarded justly because it turned out to be way better than any of us could have imagined.  Panthertown Valley was/is a […]

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