Elk Knob State Park

May 13, 2018 I disdain mountaintop development. Many times I have told my wife that if I was a billionaire, I would buy the eyesore known as the Sugar Mountain Resort and tear it down. There is nothing worse than climbing a peak and gazing upon the horizon to see a gaudy mountain chalet’s window … More Elk Knob State Park

Green Knob Trail

February 25, 2018 “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” -John Muir Sometime you stumble upon a trail that blows you away. Green Knob Trail is perfect for out-of-town guests, families or those wanting a stunning loop hike for two (2) miles. This little power-punch of … More Green Knob Trail

Linville Gorge Wilderness: Bynum Bluff Trail

February 24, 2018 “The result is that to the frontier the American intellect owes its striking characteristics. That coarseness and strength combined with acuteness and inquisitiveness; that practical, inventive turn of mind, quick to find expedients; that masterful grasp of material things, lacking in the artistic but powerful to effect great ends; that restless, nervous … More Linville Gorge Wilderness: Bynum Bluff Trail