Elk Knob State Park

May 13, 2018 I disdain mountaintop development. Many times I have told my wife that if I was a billionaire, I would buy the eyesore known as the Sugar Mountain Resort and tear it down. There is nothing worse than climbing a peak and gazing upon the horizon to see a gaudy mountain chalet’s window … More Elk Knob State Park

Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area – Summit Trail, Rhododendron Trail, Lost Provision Trail

June 10, 2017 Surrounding Boone, there are a plethora of State Parks ripe for day hiking with families. On Saturday, while Emily and Ramona went to the movies to see Wonder Woman, Alice and I ventured to Ashe County. Known for its cheese and laid back atmosphere, it is also home to the Mount Jefferson … More Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area – Summit Trail, Rhododendron Trail, Lost Provision Trail