Awendaw Passage

1/2/21 Mike and I I have been wanting to do this trail. It is actually the end of the Palmetto trail that will eventually go from Oconee State Park to the coast. Or the beginning if you start at the coast. There is about 350 miles of the 425 mile trail complete. We stopped at... Continue Reading →

Doughton Park

12/27/20 Sherri and I This is our 3rd trip to this park. It may be the greatest little secret. Each time we have barely seen a soul. This trip was no exception. Not one person. There were a couple cars in the lot but that's it. We are taking the Cedar Ridge Trail to Brenigar... Continue Reading →

All around Highlands NC

12/30/20 Lisa and I Left the house at 7 am without a plan other than to visit a place called Granite City near Highlands. It's about 3 hours away and today is overcast/rainy and 40 degrees. Granite City is a small area with 40 to 60 ft boulders. It's like the Virginia Channels only smaller.... Continue Reading →

Live music amid Covid

10/24 Mike, Ashley, Wally and I So.... among other things that were shut down live music was one of them. Major bands can survive but local and regional acts not so much. They depend on this for their sole means of support. They don't get unemployment or stimulus benefits . Our state has a "last... Continue Reading →

Basin Creek Trail

11/14/20 Sherri and I Doughton Park is near Stone Mountain NC and goes to the Blue Ridge parkway and is maintained by the BRP. It has a great trail system but is not very popular. I'm not sure why but yay for us! We started on the trailhead near the back entrance to Stone Mountain... Continue Reading →

Bulls Island – SC

October 9, 2020 Mike and I South Carolina has more barrier islands than any other state Except Florida. Some are developed most are not. Bulls Island is part of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. The only way to visit is by boat. Coastal expeditions is the only service contracted to take people. They make... Continue Reading →

Devils Bathtub – Virginia

Mike and I October 3, 2020 We left the Channels and drove about an hour west through small towns and to what seamed like the middle of no where. The trail head was not in any mountains but just down a road though a country neighborhood. There was a large parking area with restrooms. We... Continue Reading →

The Great Virginia Channels

Mike and I October 3, 2020 The Channels are in the Channels Natural Preserve area near Abingdon Va. We decided to hike this hike on Saturday and according to my google search there are only 10 parking spots available. When I asked our waitress about this she said this has been since the trails re-opened... Continue Reading →

Reach the Peaks 2020

Sherri and I 9/25/20 This is year 3 attending the Stokes County Arts event. This time it was back to all 5 peaks and 10.5 miles. Because of Covid they split it up in 3 days. We chose Friday thinking it would have the least amount of people. We were leaving Thursday, going to Mast... Continue Reading →

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