“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.”

Hike more, worry less!

I had planned on heading into the Balsam Mountain area of the Smokies near Cherokee in a couple of weeks, but after reading a fellow hiking bloggers post about the area, decided that there is no time like the present. The weather has been fabulous and I was in desperate need of some trail therapy. … Continue reading Hike more, worry less!