Just Your Average Pleasant Day Hike – Bartram Trail and Buckeye Creek Loop

January 6th, 2020 On Monday, Wayne, Pam and I, drove towards Franklin NC and to the trailhead for the Bartram Trail at Hickory Knoll Road. Our intentions were to hike along this section of the Bartram Trail for as long as our time would permit, then turn around and head back to our vehicle. As… Read More Just Your Average Pleasant Day Hike – Bartram Trail and Buckeye Creek Loop

Day Hiking The Foothills Trail From Burrels Ford To Licklog And Back

My daughter Hannah is a member of her high school’s marching band. With the start of the new school year less than three weeks away, band camp is in full swing. This past Wednesday morning, after dropping Hannah off for practice, I drove to the trailhead for the Foothills Trail at Burrels Ford. My plan… Read More Day Hiking The Foothills Trail From Burrels Ford To Licklog And Back

Appalachian Trail Section Hike – Stecoah Gap to Wesser

This past weekend, I went with four companions on an overnight backpacking trip. We hiked 13.6 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Stecoah Gap to Wesser. Early Saturday morning, we drove to the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, NC and left one of our vehicles. Afterwards, we drove to the trail-head at Stecoah Gap.… Read More Appalachian Trail Section Hike – Stecoah Gap to Wesser