The Balsam House

Oh, Beth, let's keep your Black Gum Hill house open year 'round! It's just sad to say good bye to the house each year, and I think it was especially hard this year. We all [...]

The Great Smoky Mountains

Welcome to my Friday after Thanksgiving! I have hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail (AT) for years but never long stretches. Mostly, I have backpacked and camped on Cumberland Island where the temps are mild [...]

The Sixth Peak!

The Friday after Thanksgiving started out mild, but we knew a storm with much colder temperatures was heading our way. There were literally hours given to us for hiking the final sixth over 6k mountain [...]

No 6th Peak Yet

Sheer disappointment filled my heart as I walked this path. I had wanted to complete the Six Peak challenge but was denied the opportunity because the Blue Ridge Parkway was closed due to icy conditions. [...]

This Could Be Something like Our View! Yikes!

Right, this could be our view on Saturday as we climb our last mountain in the challenge to hike six mountain peaks over 6,000 feet before the end of the year! This is a photo [...]