Grandfather Mountain State Park – Grandfather Trail

July 8, 2017 “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.” -Edward … More Grandfather Mountain State Park – Grandfather Trail

Grandfather Mountain State Park – Profile Trail

July 4, 2017 We chose to forego the parades and fireworks and sales and consumer-driven madness this 4th for the refuge of nature. Nature’s soothing calmness knows not of the hubbub of societal flow. Its pathways and forests are a refuge for us. The Profile Trail at Grandfather Mountain State Park is a wonderful path. … More Grandfather Mountain State Park – Profile Trail

Grandfather Mountain State Park – Daniel Boone Scout Trail

June 17, 2017 “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” -Frank Lloyd Wright As a kid, my parents took me to the summit Grandfather Mountain, but I have no memory of this and have never returned. I was under the assumption that I had to pay to hike in the … More Grandfather Mountain State Park – Daniel Boone Scout Trail