Tour du Mont Blanc Epic Video

Tour du Mount Blanc trekking season is underway in the Alps.! For those about to embark upon Alpine Europe's most celebrated hike, or considering the tour at some point, check out our short highlight video of the experience. If these views don't inspire you, what will? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUUF-FviGi0 We made GREAT memories on the TMB that …

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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 Day Among the Dunes

Jockey's Ridge State Park and Cape Hatteras National Seashore With the recent expansion of the team to five, we’ve been challenged to find new places to go and new things to do to keep everybody happy and engaged. Hence Brian, the Minister of Expedition planning, decided to take the whole family – Himself, Sylvia, our …

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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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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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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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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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