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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In the Garden Of The Gods

Colorado Springs and The Garden of the Gods ***Here's another post with a whole ton of photos. We recommend hitting refresh a bunch.*** In addition to being judged one of the finest places in the US to live, the city of Colorado Springs also attracts some five million tourist visitors a year. Some come for …

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Sail Into the Sunset

Cabo San Lucas III: Sunset Sailing and El Archo If Cabo San Lucas is famous for anything other than drunkenness and debauchery, it is for the rock formation known as El Archo (The Arch.) We have seen other rock arches before this one, some even larger and more impressive. In fact, on a previous Nautical …

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A Mexican Nautical Hijink!

Cabo San Lucas One: Snorkeling and Nautical Hijinks By the time we arrived in dusty Cabo San Lucas regional Airport, we had crossed 2,500 miles, two time zones, three airports, one duty free shop and two rings of people near the final exit gate attempting to sell us things we didn’t need, before we knew …

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You Rock, John! The John Rock Hike

The John Rock Hike via the Cat Gap/John Rock Trails ***SUMMER RE-RUNS: Brian and Sylvia are currently off having new adventures. In the meantime, please enjoy this re-post from winter 2018*** *John Rock is one of Becauseitzthere's Best Hikes in North Carolina. It is also a featured Best Hike Near Asheville (it is less than …

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North Face Team Climbers Presumed Lost in Avalanche

Three Respected Climbers Missing, Presumed Dead in Avalanche at Canada's Banff National Park Tragic news from Banff National Park this morning. Three of the most respected members of the mountaineering world have apparently been killed in an avalanche. https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/18/americas/north-face-climbers-presumed-dead-avalanche/index.html David Lama, Jess Roskelley, and Hansjörg Auer were "caught in an avalanche earlier this week while attempting to climb …

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Fun With Fitzroy: High Above Highlands

Cashiers and Highlands, NC: Part II Just down the road from Cashiers, NC is the town of Highlands. As its name implies, Highlands is quite high up there, being situated at 4118 feet above sea level. This makes it one of the highest elevation towns in the eastern United States. Tiny Beech Mountain, NC, is …

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