Standing Indian Loop Video

The Standing Indian Loop Hike via the AT In our newest video we hike the Standing Indian Loop in western NC...a very popular 3 day backpacking trip. It is one of the very few places where a long loop hike involving the AT is even possible without a great deal of logistical complication. It's also …

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The Great Fall Color Chase Part II

Aim high! Fall Trip to the Blue Ridge Some mourn the passing of summer, but not us. We love being in the mountains, and there is no better time to be in the mountains than Fall. Summer is an overrated time of year in our opinion, especially in the Southeastern US…hot, humid, buggy, crowded and …

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The Great Fall Color Chase Part I

The Quest for Fall…Adventures with Mikey! (The events described here have been compressed from two weekends spent in Western NC with nephew Mikey from Texas. Since then Mikey has vanished; he was last seen downloading “Red Dead: Redemption 2” for the PS4, aka 'that thar consarned infernal contraption!') Fall is out favorite season in the …

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A Rainbow in the Mist: Rainbow Falls

Waterfall Week II: Rainbow Falls, NC **DISCLAIMER: While all of the waterfalls featured here on Becauseitzthere can be safely hiked and enjoyed, be aware that there is GREAT RISK involved in venturing off trail near ANY of the waterfalls described here. We advise you to HIKE SAFELY. Please remember that you are responsible for your …

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Through the Looking Glass Damply: Looking Glass Falls

Waterfall Week II: Looking Glass Falls, NC Back in the first installment of Waterfall Week we checked out Moore Cove Falls on US Route 276, the Cradle of Forestry Highway, between the town of Brevard and the Blue Ridge Parkway. In doing so we chose to bypass its far more popular cousin that lives just …

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Whitewater Falls, a (drop in the) Bucket List

 Waterfall Week II: Whitewater Falls Almost every Bucket List of waterfalls in North Carolina has Whitewater Falls near the top. Why? Well, as well say in Boston, it’s Wicked Big!!! According to Romantic Asheville, Whitewater Falls is a total of 811 feet high*! Woo Hoo! It’s Wicked Huge!!! In fact it’s the tallest Waterfall East …

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Hawksbill Mountain Y’all!

Time for Fall Maneuvers!!!! October is finally upon us, our favorite time of the year for hiking! The end of summer means the end of heat, haze and humidity, the beginning of crisp, cool, clear fall days, and the arrival of fall colors. Well, at least it usually does. For the second straight year, fall …

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