The Three Ridges Hike: One of Virginia’s Best Loop Hikes

Three Ridges Hike via the AT Logistical Page **We have added The Three Ridges Hike to our list of the Best Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. In fact, we feel confident that this will make our next revision of the Top Ten Hikes in The Southern Appalachians...but we'll chew on that for a while.** When …

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One, Two…Three Ridges

Three Ridges Hike Day II: Harper's Creek Shelter to Reid's Gap (and out!) **Note that none of these photos is doctored or enhanced in any way...this is exactly what we saw, just as we saw it.** During the night we thought we detected the faintest fall of rain, seeming to dampen our wishes for a …

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The Back Stairs: The Mau-Har Trail

Three Ridges Hike, Day One: Reid's Gap to Harper's Creek Shelter A drive of nearly an hour and half got us to the the trail head at Reid's Gap, which we found as expected to be already well populated with cars. It seemed overflowing already on this Friday morning; only when we returned would we …

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To The Last Ridge: The Three Ridges Loop Hike

The Three Ridges Loop Via the AT, One Of Virginia's Best Hikes With Patagonia fast approaching, we are faced with the dilemma of how best to prepare for the challenges in the little time that we have, especially with all the other commitments we have at the moment. We expect the hiking on Torres Del …

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The Colorado Rockies Join Our Bucket List!

Colorado Makes the Grade as a Hiking State, Duh. Our recent visit to Colorado confirmed to us what we essentially already knew – that the Centennial State is a kick-ass place for hiking. Therefore we have done the needful and added the Colorado Rocky Mountains as a Reserve BucketList destinations. This is a long overdue …

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Fitz Roy and the Whale

Whale Rocks, Durant Nature Preserve We have blogged before about the excellent Durant Nature Preserve near our home in North Raleigh. Shortly before our trip to Colorado, we finally completed our exploration of its trail system. We brought Fitz Roy along with us, since he can never seem to get enough walking in. You could …

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We’d Rather Be Back in Colorado, But…

We Can't Wait To Get Back To Wonderful Colorado! Our time in Colorado had run its course. We sped back to the airport for the flight to Raleigh, saying good bye to the Blucifer the devil horse on the way – no more would his curse plague us. We greatly enjoyed the state of Colorado. …

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