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 …

Continue reading And Yet MORE How to Spend the Summer in the South

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 …

Continue reading The Mountains Or The Sea — Why Not Both!

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 …

Continue reading A Macro-Driving Adventure in the Blue Ridge

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 …

Continue reading The Deadliest ‘Small’ Mountain in the World

Jefferson Mountain: A Hike Fit For All (Dogs Included)

Mount Jefferson by the Mountain Ridge Trail *We have added Mount Jefferson to the list of best places to hike in the Southern Appalachians and Carolinas. Though there are several nearby places which are superior...Elk Knob for example...and many of the best views are reachable by car, it's still well worth checking out.* After a …

Continue reading Jefferson Mountain: A Hike Fit For All (Dogs Included)

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 …

Continue reading Top Ten Hikes in the Southern Appalachians, Version 1.0

Elk Knob – A Hike For Everybody

Elk Knob State Park Summit Trail is Fitz Roy's First Mountain Hike *We have added Elk Knob State Park as one of the Best Places to Hike in the Southern Appalachians. This is truly an excellent hike for everybody; a very well graded trail, excellent viewpoints, and not too crowded (yet.) Last weekend Minister of …

Continue reading Elk Knob – A Hike For Everybody