Indian Grave gap to Iron Mountain Gap (Beauty Spot). Erwin Tennessee.

Indian Grave gap to Iron Mountain gap clocks in at around 10.2 miles and packs in loads of variety. You’ll see new growth forest recovering from an old forest fire, wipe open balds and vistas, and tall dark forests atop Unaka Mountain. The change is scenery is almost startling it happens so fast. As if … More Indian Grave gap to Iron Mountain Gap (Beauty Spot). Erwin Tennessee.

What to do when you are caught in a Lightning Storm

This, can be terrifying. The sun is beaming down. You’re pushing hard to get in those last few miles before the evening begins to set in. You’ve done so well, eight miles in already. You’re on a roll. You’re focused, concentrating, and completely overlooking the fact that a few miles away a storm is rolling … More What to do when you are caught in a Lightning Storm

Trip Review, Sams gap to Spivey Gap. Appalachian trail. Flag Pond, Tn.

This trip was a joy, and a joy for many reasons. Trip details including map and elevation profile can be found below. http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripId=47545 The crew was excited. It’s hard to contain the enthusiasm of 7 people who are all gathered to dominate a mountain. The first day was a long, 6 mile climb to the … More Trip Review, Sams gap to Spivey Gap. Appalachian trail. Flag Pond, Tn.

The Crests

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