Squirrel Gap Trail, Horse Cove Gap Trail

October 5, 2017 Squirrel Gap Trail is unique in Pisgah Forest. Most trails derive from established wagon roads or logging routes from days gone by. Squirrel is a single track path that weaves around mountains. From what I’ve gathered online, it was established under the C.C.C. for hiking. Tangentially, I’ve always been fascinated with the … More Squirrel Gap Trail, Horse Cove Gap Trail

Foster Creek Trail

October 4, 2017 I’ve never said this before, but I would never recommend this trail for anyone to hike. From what I’ve gathered, this area was clear-cut two years ago. Prior to this, it was a lush natural area of white pine, laurel and hardwoods next to the Foster Creek (located off Foster Creek Road … More Foster Creek Trail

Biltmore Campus Trail, Forest Festival Trail, Forest Discovery Trail

October 1, 2017 The countdown to finishing the Pisgah 400 (all the trails of the Pisgah Ranger District in North Carolina) has begun. Emily and I concocted a great plan: we would stay for the week at her family’s house in Hendersonville and I would spend the days hiking, and then spend the nights with … More Biltmore Campus Trail, Forest Festival Trail, Forest Discovery Trail

Wagon Road Gap Trail

September 17, 2017 It’s been nearly a month since my last hiking post, much too long an absence from the woods. Life gets hectic at times, things happen, schedules tighten, but one must make time for the outdoors. The Wagon Road Gap Trail is a connector between Turkey Pen Gap Trail and the South Mills … More Wagon Road Gap Trail

Grandfather Mountain State Park – Cragway Trail

August 13, 2017 “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” -John Muir Nestled in Grandfather Mountain State … More Grandfather Mountain State Park – Cragway Trail

Grandfather Mountain State Park – Nuwati Trail

August 6, 2017 It’s been a month since my last posting, which is quite unusual. This is primarily because of the weather and family. Kids are in camp, we took a vacation to Charleston and the weather has been unbearably hot. Secondarily, September and October will be filled with backpacking trips: I’ll be finishing the … More Grandfather Mountain State Park – Nuwati Trail