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

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

Graveyard Ridge Trail, Graveyard Ridge Connector Trail

November 1, 2016 On a day too sunny and warm to be at work, I found myself using a sick day to hike another trail as part of the Pisgah 400 Challenge. Graveyard Ridge Trail is almost completely flat with little elevation change, winding around some massive peaks: Tennant, Black Balsam, Grassy Cove Top. Apart … More Graveyard Ridge Trail, Graveyard Ridge Connector Trail

Ivestor Gap Trail

October 30, 2016 “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder… he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” -Rachel Carson When I first started the Pisgah 400 challenge, I stated my … More Ivestor Gap Trail