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Rewind Rabun Bald!

With great care, we headed back out to hike Rabun Bald recently. Remember, these hikes are mental health breaks right now during this time of isolation. If there are more than two cars at a location, we go on to another place. Staying safe is first but also seeking ways to retain the physical ground [...]

Wesser Bald at Tellico Gap along the AT!

It was absolutely fun to start Saturday's hiking in snow—even though it was a day old. The mountains are in the middle of a deep winter, but spring is close. On this day, the goal was to hike to the top of Wesser Bald,  located north of Franklin, North Carolina. From Tellico Gap, it is [...]

My Rabun Bald Hike!

There has been so much rain this winter that our mantra has become: When the sun is out, you hike! And the sun was out on Saturday. Hiking to the top of Rabun Bald (4,696) was on tap. This is just a moderate—nothing too hard or difficult—hike. Rabun Bald is the second-highest peak in Georgia. [...]

Minnehaha Falls and No Disappointment

What to say about this photo and the one below? A neutral density filter—and the desire to make the water milky white! I'm learning and my new goal is to figure out how to use this new filter, which I have tried here. For most of my life, I have used a camera to record [...]

Out and About: Isaqueena Falls and Stumphouse Tunnel

This past Sunday was a perfect day for a short trip to Isaqueena Falls in nearby South Carolina. I've been here several times, and it's always a fun place to walk and relax, especially on a warm January day! The historic Stumphouse Tunnel is also located in the park, so you can visit both places [...]

Pinnacle Knob:The Abundant Path

The hike up to Pinnacle Knob was a good surprise. (See the directions at the end) We had heard that it was a nice hike and it was. Plus, it has some of the best views in northeast Georgia right behind those at Unico Gap and Mountain Crossings. After a quick check of the hiking [...]

Checking out Blood Mountain!

Since I was in college, I have been driving up to Mountain Crossings on or near New Years Day. Sometimes, I would drive to Fort Mountain and walk out on that platform to enjoy a late day view. This year it was Neel Gap, without the "s," that got my attention. In recent years, the [...]

Trampling through the Panther Creek Woods

It was the day after Christmas and I wanted to photograph winter woods but did not want to go far from home. It was already late in the day, so I decided to drive to the trail head for Panther Creek, which is the infamous "back way" to the popular Panther Creek Falls. This alternate [...]