Cold Mountain

5/16/21 Sherri and I The hike up Cold Mountain leaves from Daniel Boone Boy Scout camp near Canton NC. A very cool boyscout camp. First thing I saw was a beaver or something swimming in the lake. Then an amusing 12 1/2 mile and hour speed limit sign. We parked on the road along the... Continue Reading →

Waterfalls in Saluda NC

5/14/21 Lisa snd I Gas shortage did not stop us. Lisa had a full tank and we decided to go to Suluda NC . It’s only 1 1/2 hours away. The first one we went to was Melrose Falls. This is note quite a mile both ways. This is actually the only hike I’ve ever... Continue Reading →

Little Hump and Big Hump

Sherri, Lisa, Mike and I This hike is one of the best in North Carolina. But aren't they all! It's pretty strenuous but the beauty and the views sure make up for it. We started from the Little Hump trailhead off Highway 19 on Roaring Creek Rd. From the parking lot there were two ways... Continue Reading →

Hemphill Bald

12/9/21 Mike and I We started at the Purchase Knob trailhead. It is actually a road to the Appalachian Highlands Science center. It is not open at all during covid so the gate is closed. It's about a 2 mile uphill road walk. Mike didn't want to take the side trail to Purchase Knob so... Continue Reading →

Rock Castle Gorge

Near Floyd Virginia Brandi and I Saturday March 27, 2020 The rain cancelled our scheduled hike. We scrambled to find another we headed towards Pilot Mountain then to Hanging Rock when Brandi saw an invite to an upcoming hike in the Rock Castle Gorge in Virginia. It was another hour but it's better to drive... Continue Reading →

Cumberland Island Georgia

Mike, Sherri and I March 5-7 Cumberland Island National Seashore is a barrier island off the coast of Georgia just above Fernandina Beach Florida. It's history is rich and varried. Many people have called the island home. It's history goes back to the 1700's. You can read about it here. Cumberland History. To get on... Continue Reading →

Sedona Arizona

Mike and I 2/14/21 This was the trip that wasn't supposed to happen but we were so lucky it did! Our flight out of Flagstaff was cancelled and the choice of flights were not great. Mike's idea to drive to Pheonix where more flights were available seamed crazy but you got to do what you... Continue Reading →

Grand Canyon South Rim

2/13/21 Mike and I When life changes drastically what do you do? Make spontaneous plans. We now have our parents in assisted living and we are, for the first time free to be spontaneous. After an exhausting couple of weeks I left the planning up to Mike. His plan, fly out Friday return Monday. We... Continue Reading →

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