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Finally Tennent Mountain!

As I looked out from the top of Black Balsam, I was sure that Tennent Mountain was right in front of me. Wrong! I knew it was a little shorter and I thought we would [...]

The Indian

Dad left us even before his death. I blame it somewhat on football and the injuries he sustained playing with little to no head protection "back in the day." But while he was here, he [...]

Let’s Hike Tennent Mountain!

This past weekend we all pitched in and helped to get the Balsam house open and ready to be "base camp" for our hike to Tennent Mountain; and, hopefully, Max Patch. For a while rain [...]

Testing the Hike

This past Saturday we hiked to Pickens Nose in North Carolina. The hike departs from the trailhead along the gravel-paved Forestry Road 83 (view maps and driving directions), southeast of where the Appalachian Trail crosses [...]

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