I’m am always happy to see how many people hit the trials with their closest companion, their dog. Dogs are a great hiking partner. They go wherever you go, and they are always close by your side. They won’t bail on you when the weather gets rough, and they’ll never nag you about that wrong … More Mans Best Friend. Tips for hiking with your dog.
As the trees began to open up at the peak and the blue sky began to flow in, I could only think, “This, this is what I was looking for”. Located in the Jefferson National Forest near Mouth of Wilson, Va, the park offers variety that is hard to obtain anywhere else. You’ll find dense … More Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia
Tonight was the night of the “super moon”. The night when the moon is closest, appeared largest, and was the brightest. For us, a typical backyard view wouldn’t suffice. Instead we opted for the less subtle approach. A mountain top view, neck deep in the clouds. A half mile in and our legs were already … More A Journey with the Moon. Looking Glass, North Carolina.
This time I’m pretty much posting a video to sum up the trip. I will probably write a blog about it later on. I hope you enjoy! Sorry about the dark video.
The voices called, far from the distance, muffled from the sound of pounding raindrops on the thin tents exterior. Louder and louder the voices began, almost with a sense of desperation. The sky was black and the storm was beginning to worsen. Perhaps cries for help from stranded hikers lost in the bitter, painfully cold … More When Nothing Goes As Planned (part 2)
There wasn’t much reason for haste at this point, as we were running a full two and a half hours late. The sun was slipping down the sky without regard for our plans to arrive at Stone Mountain North Carolina by 4. It was already 4:30, but the bags were packed, the gear was strapped … More The Journey to Stone Mountain
It was early morning July. Hopes and spirits were high; however record temperatures reminded us that we were indeed susceptible to the harshness of nature when we entered into her domain. We were guest and we would pay our respects. Sweat dripped off my nose as I began to breathe heavily up the long climb. … More The Crests