Mt. Hardy

September 24-25, 2016 My favorite hiking challenge has been the South Beyond 6000. Sponsored by the CMC, one must hike 40 peaks over 6000 feet in North Carolina and Tennessee. I’ve hiked all the peaks in the Great Balsam area of North Carolina, except Mt. Hardy. Mt. Hardy is located in the Middle Prong Wilderness. … More Mt. Hardy

Appalachian Trail – Max Patch to Hot Springs

September 12-13, 2015 “It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.” – Dave Barry The Appalachian Trial is special. But, I don’t believe it necessarily comes from the scenery or toughness; but rather from the camaraderie and time you spend with … More Appalachian Trail – Max Patch to Hot Springs

Farlow Gap

May 2-3, 2015 “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien; The Hobbit Some weekends are not about hiking twenty miles, testing your fortitude over tough terrain, and roughing it. Some weekends are for beautiful, easy-going trails, cooking marshmallows and hotdogs … More Farlow Gap