A Macro-Driving Adventure in the Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Parkway Outing, VA Last week we found our selves with a few days to ourselves and some house guests to entertain. What better way to bring them west, to see the Mountains of NC? Last year we went out to the mountains near Asheville, NC to show some guests things they hadn’t seen …

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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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A Grim Climbing Season Draws to a Close

Death Toll for the 2019 Himalayan Climbing Season Could Be Near Thirty Himalayan Hiking Season is finally, and perhaps mercifully, over. At least eleven people died attempting to summit Mount Everest this year. Tragically, several of those who died had in fact summited and were on the way down when they collapsed and died. The …

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Top Ten Hikes in the Southern Appalachians, Version 1.0

For some time we've been toying with the idea of publishing a list of our Favorite Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. We have a whole page devoted to the subject of course...but we have never published this as an actual ranked top ten list. Mostly this is because we didn't feel we'd hiked enough times …

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BucketList: The Far Side of the World

The Most Exotic Places on the Bucket List ...And once more into the bucket we go! As promised here are landing pages for the rest of our BucketList destinations by region. Some of these are among the most exotic and far flung of our wish list! Click on the links or pictures below to see …

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Elk Knob – A Hike For Everybody

Elk Knob State Park Summit Trail is Fitz Roy's First Mountain Hike *We have added Elk Knob State Park as one of the Best Places to Hike in the Southern Appalachians. This is truly an excellent hike for everybody; a very well graded trail, excellent viewpoints, and not too crowded (yet.) Last weekend Minister of …

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