February hike!

I really enjoyed hiking in the snow a couple of weeks ago, so went in search of more snow on this beautiful February morning. I read that the Smokies received 12" or more and though no snow fell where I live, knew I probably just needed to head a few miles north up to the … Continue reading February hike!

An End-to-End, Flip-Flop Hike on Vermont’s Long Trail

In a topsy turvy year, why should I have expected my hiking plans to thru-hike the 273 mile Long Trail (LT) in Vermont to be any different. The original plan was to hike with my dear trail friend, Mudsmeller after she completed her last northern stretch on the Appalachian Trail (AT). Unfortunately, Mudsmeller had a … Continue reading An End-to-End, Flip-Flop Hike on Vermont’s Long Trail

First Day Hike 2020: Beech Bottom Falls Trail

Just a short but sweet hike today with Frolicking Dinosaur on this relatively new trail, a few miles from home in the Jocassee Gorges area. Located off the road up to Sassafras Mountain , South Carolina's highest peak, and just past where the Foothills Trail crosses the road at Chimneytop Gap. Happy New Year and … Continue reading First Day Hike 2020: Beech Bottom Falls Trail

Making “National Take a Hike Day” a five day event!

Recent record breaking, frigid temperatures and an early snow in the Smokies created an opportunity for daughter, Klaire to snag us a spot at the Mount Leconte Lodge in the Smokies. Just so you know how difficult it is to get a reservation at the Lodge, the 2020 season is already completely booked and your … Continue reading Making “National Take a Hike Day” a five day event!

“A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.”

The above quote attributed to Rachel Carson, one of my heroes. Wednesday, Day 1 It drizzled rain on the 2 hour drive to the trailhead at Big Creek Campground in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, though had stopped by the time I arrived. I pondered taking my new piece of gear, an ultra lite … Continue reading “A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.”