And Yet MORE How to Spend the Summer in the South

What To Do When It's Too Hot To Hike: Part II In our last post we talked about some of the ways to beat the heat in the Carolinas. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, it’s too hot and buggy for hiking through the woods and mountains to be a fully enjoyable experience. However not …

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The Mountains Or The Sea — Why Not Both!

North Carolina's Mountains to Sea Trail The most celebrated long distance hiking trail in the United State – and perhaps the most celebrated in the world among trails of its length – is the Appalachian Trail. This 2000+ mile footpath traces most of the Appalachian range from Georgia to Maine, and is what gave the …

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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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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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The Education of Mr. Fitz Roy

The Life and Training of a Hiking Dog Some updates from the life and training of a hiking dog... Sylvia and Brian continue to work molding expedition sled dog/surf dog Fitz Roy into a companion suitable for hiking. Fitz is intelligent, energetic and eager to please. But he is also very excitable (that’s the sled …

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Sunday Afternoon by the Eno River

Eno River State Park, Durham, NC *We have added Eno River State Park to our list of the best local places to hike in the Triangle Area. In fact, all things considered, sprawling Eno River might have the best overall experience of any park within an hour of the Raleigh-Durham area. We found ourselves with …

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