Fryingpan Mountain

May 15, 2016 “[T]he Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) provided income, purpose and education to young men and their families. The CCC also provided labor and manpower needed to restore America’s forests.” [1] The fruits of their labor are still enjoyed by the masses to this day. “In addition to fighting fires, major accomplishments included building … More Fryingpan Mountain

Snowball Trail

September 7, 2015 Trails are sort of like people. The first time you encounter them you are wary, unsure if you can trust them. You cast a circumspect, watchful eye towards the new surroundings. I parked my car at the Craggy Garden entrance. I hiked westward on the MST and several hundred feet in, the … More Snowball Trail

Appalachian Trail – Hot Springs to Spring Mountain Shelter

June 9, 2015 “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” -Alexander Supertramp There is no denying the magic of the Appalachian Trail; the single white blaze, the … More Appalachian Trail – Hot Springs to Spring Mountain Shelter