Top Ten Hikes in the Northern Appalachians

Our Ten Best Hikes in the Northern Half of the Appalachian Range Brian and Sylvia are based in North Carolina, and almost all of the Appalachian hikes you will see on these pages take place in the Southern arm of the range. This is our backyard and it is where we are currently exploring. However, …

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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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Top Ten Hikes in the Southern Appalachians, Version 1.0

For some time we've been toying with the idea of publishing a list of our Favorite Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. We have a whole page devoted to the subject of course...but we have never published this as an actual ranked top ten list. Mostly this is because we didn't feel we'd hiked enough times …

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Standing Indian Loop/April 2018

Hiker Killed In Attack On The AT

Man Arrested in Connection With Apparent Machete Attack on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia A murder has happened on the Appalachian Trail. News reports are saying that a pair of hikers were attacked by a man wielding a large knife or Machete while hiking the AT in the backwoods of Virginia. One of the two …

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Waterfalled and Waterlogged: Dark Hollow Falls and the AT

The Great Shenandoah Trip Part II During the first night of our trip to the Shenandoah NP it rained. Quite intensely. Brian has been through several terrible storms in his tent, the worst probably being an absolutely petrifying thunderstorm in Canyonlands NP in 2007 or so. This night was no where near as bad as …

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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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Fabulous Fitzroy’s First Big Adventure!

Cashiers and Highlands, NC: Part I Having successfully completed our inaugural hike with new team member Fitz Roy, we decided that it’s time to take him out to the mountains to see how he does on real trails. Fitz is of course part Shiba Inu…a type of dog specially bred for hunting in mountainous conditions …

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