The Canyon of Earthly Delights

Kings Canyon National Park In 2009 we returned to California for a second helping of vacation. Our time spent along the Big Sur Coast had left us more than suitably impressed enough to go back for seconds. Brian especially wanted to see John Muir's celebrated range of light, the Sierra Nevada. On our first trip, …

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Back for Another Year!

The Holidays are Over and We're Back Online We back from our holiday break and ready to embrace new adventures! In addition to hosting Sylvia's family from Dallas, we spent much of this time bringing the new member of the team, future BecauseItzThere dogsled captain Fitz Roy, up to speed. It has been quite an …

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OLD RAG MOUNTAIN

***As we celebrate the Holidays here at BecauzeItzThere, please enjoy this re-run of a post that appear in this space earlier in the year -- one of the most popular trails in the Southern Appalachians, Old Rag Mountain. It is our favorite single hike in the South! *Old Rag Mountain is one of Becauseitzthere's Best …

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Haleakala National Park

To Hike Beyond the Sunrise: Haleakala Volcano

Haleakala Volcano **December has been an incredible but very busy month for all of us...With the expected coming of Santa Claus, the arrival of the newest member of our Team, sled-dog Fitzroy, Sylvia having the busiest end of year in the history of her business and Site Editor Brian preparing for his CISSP exam, there …

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The Hike to the World’s Most Celebrated Bunion, Charlies!

Charlie’s Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park *We have added Charlie’s Bunion via the AT to our list of Great Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. It’s actually a no-brainer on this list, a hike that everyone in the region eventually does. It would also be very near the top of our favorite hikes named for …

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Is this the Best Trail in the Southern Appalachians?

Black Balsam via the Art Loeb Trail *We have added Black Balsam/Tennent Mountain via the Art Loeb Trail to our list of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. In fact, the Art Loeb Trail in it’s entirely may be the best multi-day trail in the South. This is just one (arguably the best) section …

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