The Stumphouse Mountain (South Carolina) railroad tunnel is just a short distance from Issaqueena Falls. I have been to the falls a couple of times but this is the first time I walked up to the tunnel and the very first time Cocoa has ever stepped inside something so dark and wet. After a short [...]
The tunnels on the Parkway (there are 26 of them) were carved out of the Blue Ridge mountains. Most of the work was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Building these tunnels was a costly and hazardous venture. But it had to be done if the road was going to run along [...]
There are fields of these flowers in our area. I just realized this week that while they are beautiful, they're the reason for my sudden bout with allergies.
This is a photo of Robert Frost's living room. What a wonderful time we had visiting his home in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The park ranger that took us through the house told us he always had a guitar with him. Thus the reason for the one in this picture. And here is a photo [...]
Mountain flowers are still in full bloom in northeast Georgia, and I have a feeling these little guys are the reason for my sudden bout with allergies.
Whiteside Mountain is a Mecca for hikers and climbers and dogs so Cocoa gives it five paws! It's located deep within the heart of the Nantahala National Forest and is one of the most beautiful places I have been in a long time. The pathway is rocky but not dangerous. The trailhead is located just [...]
Near the top of Mt. Michelle, Cocoa and I walked through patches of Bee Balm where usually you find lots of bees. Only this time, the bees were not the interested ones. It was the butterflies. They love the color red, and the guy in this photo really posed for the camera. In fact, he [...]
Cocoa is ready to hike the Old Mt. Mitchell trail, and I'm ready for coffee. The hike from the base takes about an hour. Or you can drive to the summit and walk a short distance to the tower. Along the way, we were in clouds one moment and the next, the sun was breaking [...]