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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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 …

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East Coast vs. West Coast (Hiking)

We Belong to the East...But Our Hearts are in the West We’ve been talking lately about some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. All of these hikes have one thing in common…they all lead to places with great views. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find ANY list of great hikes …

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Lost Hiker Found in Arkansas

Recent 'Lost Hiker' Stories Have Happy Endings Recently, a man went missing in the wilderness of Arkansas. You might have heard about it; it made national headlines, as “Lost Hiker” stories often do. It’s odd that the media has such an appetite for lost hiker stories. On average about 600,000 people go ‘missing’ in the …

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Wilkerson Nature Preserve: A Microadventure

Wilkerson Nature Preserve, Raleigh *We have added Anne B. Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve to our list of Best Local Hikes in the Triangle Area. Though small it is also quiet, scenic and feels much larger, in part because its trails connect to the much larger Falls Lake area and the Mountains to Sea Trail.* Not …

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Mappy Hiking! New Trail Maps

We Expand the Blog With Trail Maps! Today’s subject is trail mapping apps in particular. But first, let’s digress for a bit and discuss maps in general.   Back in Brian’s days as a hiker in the White Mountains, he never left home without one of his set of excellent maps published by the Appalachian …

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…What’s Not (Yet) in the Bucket List

The Bucket Reserve List: Potential Future BucketList Destinations Alas, our Bucket runneth over. Or maybe that should read..."Yippee! There's too much cool sh-t to do!" Brian and Sylvia hope to complete all the BucketList adventures in about ten years...or at least as many as they can in that time. But we'll always be adding new …

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