Return to Durant Nature Preserve

Dog-Human Hike I: Durant Nature Preserve via North entrance   A couple weeks ago we had what might be termed a ‘walkabout’ in Durant Nature Preserve near our home in North Raleigh. We expected to go for a short evening walk; but the park impressed us so much that the operation turned into a much …

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And Yet MORE How to Spend the Summer in the South

What To Do When It's Too Hot To Hike: Part II In our last post we talked about some of the ways to beat the heat in the Carolinas. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, it’s too hot and buggy for hiking through the woods and mountains to be a fully enjoyable experience. However not …

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How to Spend Summer In the South

What To Do When It's Too Hot To Hike: Part I We hope you had a happy Independence Day! The Fourth of July is the day Americans celebrate the simple joy of being an American, which is certainly something celebrate.But it has other meanings as well. For some, it’s also a day when we reflect …

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Tour du Mont Blanc Epic Video

Tour du Mount Blanc trekking season is underway in the Alps.! For those about to embark upon Alpine Europe's most celebrated hike, or considering the tour at some point, check out our short highlight video of the experience. If these views don't inspire you, what will? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUUF-FviGi0 We made GREAT memories on the TMB that …

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The Mountains Or The Sea — Why Not Both!

North Carolina's Mountains to Sea Trail The most celebrated long distance hiking trail in the United State – and perhaps the most celebrated in the world among trails of its length – is the Appalachian Trail. This 2000+ mile footpath traces most of the Appalachian range from Georgia to Maine, and is what gave the …

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