Standing Indian Loop/April 2018

AT Thru Hike Season Gets Underway!

Spring has arrived! And for those who wish to try their luck at completing the entire Appalachian Trail – the celebrated 2192 mile white blazed Footpath that links Springer Mountain, Georgia with Maine's Mount Katahdin – Late March/early April is typically the time that most will set out. Winter has not yet left the Southern …

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We Voted! Did You?

North Carolina law prevents selfie's in the polling place so we waited till we were home to demonstrating the fact that we voted. Alas, no law presents husbands from acting like idiots. It doesn't really matter to us who you voted for, but if you are an American, it should matter to everyone THAT you …

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Get Ready to go BACK over the Falls!

Waterfall Week II is here! It’s time to take the plunge once again and examine the cascades, spouts, grottoes, hollows and other natural waterworks that are collectively known as waterfalls. In the Southern Appalachians there are a lot of waterfalls. In North Carolina alone there are probably hundreds…the Wikipedia list of just the NAMED popular …

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Tour du Mount Blanc: We Opt for The Bovine Route! — BecauseItzThere

TMB Day Eight: Champex to Trient The eighth day of our trek dawned ominous and cloudy, a low gray ceiling that promised a near certainty of rain. Weather was on our minds. The M.E.P. had seriously debated taking the high variant for day eight, described by Kev Reynolds as “…The toughest of the whole route.” […] …

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Into the White: The Santa Cruz Trek

The Santa Cruz Trek, Peru Can you name the single most impressive thing you have ever done? We can. In July of 2014 Sylvia and I embarked on what was the greatest hiking adventure of our lives…The Santa Cruz Trek in the Andes Mountain of Peru. We had already completed a tough hike just a …

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Brian Kicks The …You Know

Bucket List. It’s really a silly bunch of words to describe something that for many of us is so very dear and important. I personally detest the term. Urban Dictionary defines the term thusly: A list of things to do before you die. Comes from the term "kicked the bucket". I need to remember to add skydiving to my bucket list. In other words, it’s a …

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