Big Creek Trail

March 19, 2017 Located in the North Mills River area, the Big Creek Trail is partially a pleasant stroll amongst a verdant forest and calm creek and partially a ball-buster of a haul up a mountain. Big Creek starts at the Hendersonville Reservoir, a convergence of Fletcher Creek and Big Creek which creates the North … More Big Creek Trail

Rainbow Falls Trail

February 19, 2017 “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” -Theodore Roosevelt The Rainbow Falls … More Rainbow Falls Trail

Wash Creek Trail, Trace Ridge Trail, Spencer Gap Trail

February 17, 2017 I can’t say I’ve seen stranger weather. In mid-February, the temperature was in the low 70’s, the sun shone, bees flittered about in apparent confusion and blossoms began to sprout from the ground. I may not like climate change, but I sure wasn’t going to be sitting at a desk on a … More Wash Creek Trail, Trace Ridge Trail, Spencer Gap Trail

Porters Creek Trail

February 4-5, 2017 “It is one of the blessings of wilderness life that it shows us how few things we need in order to be perfectly happy.” -Horace Kephart I’m often amazed at the reluctance of some to go camping. “What about _______ [insert any deathly fear, i.e. bears, snakes]?” they will ask.  “Aren’t you … More Porters Creek Trail

Bad Fork Trail

January 29, 2017 “To many a city man there comes a time when the great town wearies him. He hates its sights and smells and clangor. Every duty is a task and every caller is a bore. There come visions of green fields and far-rolling hills, of tall forests and cool, swift flowing streams.” -Horace … More Bad Fork Trail

Bear Branch Trail

January 22, 2017 In between two thunderstorms, I managed to make it out for a short hike. I’ve spoken before about my affinity for hiking in the rain. Lightening is another thing altogether. Bear Branch Trail (#328) is located just outside Asheville near the North Mills Recreation Area. The trail itself is very family friendly, … More Bear Branch Trail