March 21st, 2020 Back in March, before many of the statewide lock-downs and closures necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, my wife Joann and I, together with our youngest son Jason (Jase), drove to Winding Stair Gap outside of Franklin, NC. From there, we hiked north approximately five miles along the Appalachian Trail to the top… Read More Hiking To Siler Bald – Before The End Of The World!
February 25th, 2019 On Monday, I dropped my youngest son off at school, then drove to Walhalla to meet up with my hiking companion, Pam. I was supposed to meet Pam at 8am, but I arrived about twenty minutes early. Since I had a little extra time, I decided to stop at Hardee’s to use… Read More Hiking The New Roundtop Mountain Passage Of The Palmetto Trail
June 8th, 2017 The Hike: Foothills Trail (from Sloan Bridge Access) to Round Mountain Spur. Round Mountain Spur to Upper Whitewater Falls and return on Foothills Trail. The Hikers: Wayne, Pam, and I…AKA, The Three Amigos! (Well, two amigos and one amiga). The Stats: 10.4 miles with 1929 feet of elevation gain. Today’s hike was… Read More Foothills Trail, Round Mountain Spur, And Upper Whitewater Falls
Or As I Like To Call It; The Trail Of Tears This Sunday, a few of us hardy hikers decided to hike the Yellow Mountain Trail near Highlands, NC. This trail leads you to the top of Yellow Mountain and to a fire tower with spectacular views. The length is supposed to be 9.6 miles… Read More Hiking The Yellow Mountain Trail In North Carolina