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Wesser Bald, Part 2

When we left Wesser Bald, Wessy and I led the way down the once well-used Jeep road. Those who "lived" atop the fire tower for weeks, if not months, used it as access for supplies. We always hike back this way. It's about the same distance only straight down without switch backs. The only tower [...]

Wesser Bald Part 1

I always look forward to hiking Wesser Bald. It is a moderate hike along the Appalachian Trail (AT) leaving from Tellico Gap. This year was even more special because I had Wessy with me. So Wessy got to hike Wesser Bald and she did great! We started off with a couple of dogs and four [...]

When we visit Wayah Bald

When we visit Wayah Bald, it's usually to test something. This time it was to test Pat's "new" hip. She's about five weeks out from her replacement surgery. This is the perfect place to walk because of the paved pathway and also to hike down along the Appalachian Trail (AT) for a short distance . [...]

Wessy and the Oconaluftee River Trail

A trip to Oconaluftee is always fun. It's all about getting away and enjoying the lifestyle of the mountains. This area borders Cherokee, NC, home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. A little history about this nation within a nation— "The Cherokee were hunters and gatherers, foraging the Great Smoky Mountains and the lowlands [...]

Hike to Oconee Station Falls

This is an easy hike to Oconee Station Falls (also called Station Cove Falls) near Walhalla, SC. It follows an old logging road and is probably a 20 minute walk to the falls. We took longer because we were walking Wessy, taking photos, and enjoying the spring flowers. This is a fun, heavily traveled 1.4 [...]

Wessy’s First Time on the AT

What a beautiful spring day! I loved this hike and will go back in the next couple of weeks. The Appalachian Trail is waking up and looking so good. The hike up to Wildcat Mountain was super easy—just right for Wessy's intoduction to the AT. Along the way, she met several hikers heading north with [...]

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