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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Hanging Around at Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock State Park, NC ***SUMMER RE-RUNS: Brian and Sylvia are currently off having new adventures. In the meantime, please enjoy this re-post from spring 2018*** **We have added Hanging Rock State Park to our list of the Best Hikes in the Carolinas. It is also a featured notable hike near Raleigh, Winston Salem, Greensboro …

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A Sharp Hike to Sharp Top Mountain

Sharp Top Mountain Hike, Virginia ***SUMMER RE-RUNS: Brian and Sylvia are currently off having new adventures. In the meantime, please enjoy this re-post from early spring 2018*** **We have added Sharp Top Mountain in the Peaks of Otter Recreation Area to our list of the Top Ten Hikes in the Southern Appalachians V 1.0. If …

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You Rock, John! The John Rock Hike

The John Rock Hike via the Cat Gap/John Rock Trails ***SUMMER RE-RUNS: Brian and Sylvia are currently off having new adventures. In the meantime, please enjoy this re-post from winter 2018*** *John Rock is one of Becauseitzthere's Best Hikes in North Carolina. It is also a featured Best Hike Near Asheville (it is less than …

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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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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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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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