Tour du Mont Blanc Season is Open

Tour du Mount Blanc is OPEN for the Season! Tour Du Mont Blanc Season is underway in the Alps! Its hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we completed the tour. It was the grandest – and hardest – thing either of us have ever done. We began our hike in Les …

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A Macro-Driving Adventure in the Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Parkway Outing, VA Last week we found our selves with a few days to ourselves and some house guests to entertain. What better way to bring them west, to see the Mountains of NC? Last year we went out to the mountains near Asheville, NC to show some guests things they hadn’t seen …

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A Walkabout In Durant Nature Preserve

Durant Nature Preserve, Raleigh, NC *We have added Durant Nature Preserve to our list of Best Local Hikes in the Triangle Area. Though modest in size and surrounded by development, this fine park surpassed our expectations greatly. Sylvia and Brian enjoy their local adventures which keep them ready for the bigger adventures. We are always …

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The Deadliest ‘Small’ Mountain in the World

Last week we told you about a lost hiker story where the outcome had a happy ending. Today, we’ll share another one where, alas, it didn’t. Few mountains anywhere on Earth – and certainly none of comparable size – have as many stories with bad endings associated with it as New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. Close …

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East Coast vs. West Coast (Hiking)

We Belong to the East...But Our Hearts are in the West We’ve been talking lately about some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. All of these hikes have one thing in common…they all lead to places with great views. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find ANY list of great hikes …

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Lost Hiker Found in Arkansas

Recent 'Lost Hiker' Stories Have Happy Endings Recently, a man went missing in the wilderness of Arkansas. You might have heard about it; it made national headlines, as “Lost Hiker” stories often do. It’s odd that the media has such an appetite for lost hiker stories. On average about 600,000 people go ‘missing’ in the …

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A Grim Climbing Season Draws to a Close

Death Toll for the 2019 Himalayan Climbing Season Could Be Near Thirty Himalayan Hiking Season is finally, and perhaps mercifully, over. At least eleven people died attempting to summit Mount Everest this year. Tragically, several of those who died had in fact summited and were on the way down when they collapsed and died. The …

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