Abrams Falls: One Of The Most Dangerous Trails in America?

They've done it again. Backpacker Magazine pout together a list of the Ten Most Dangerous Trails in America...and the Abrams Falls Trail made the list. The last time Backpacker Magazine did this was in 2008 we believe. Abrams Falls, for those who don't know, is perhaps the most famous (or infamous) falls in Great Smoky Mountains National …

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Climate Change Threatens Mont Blanc’s Glaciers

Glacier Feared to be Close to Collapse, Forcing Closures If there weren't already enough signs that the Earth is warming, here's another; one of Mont Blanc's glaciers has become unstable, and may be close to collapse. The Planpincieux Glacier, just to the northeast of Courmayeur on the Italian side of the mountain, is considered to …

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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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How to Have Pets and Travel: The Happy Dilemma of Fitz Roy

The Dilemma of Travel and Dog Ownership In December of last year we welcomed the newest member of our team, Fitz Roy, into our home and into our adventures. Life with Fitz Roy has been enormously rewarding; no matter how great the challenges we never look back on this decision with regret. But it has …

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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 Walkabout In Durant Nature Preserve

Durant Nature Preserve, Raleigh, NC *We have added Durant Nature Preserve to our list of Best Local Hikes in the Triangle Area. Though modest in size and surrounded by development, this fine park surpassed our expectations greatly. Sylvia and Brian enjoy their local adventures which keep them ready for the bigger adventures. We are always …

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