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Peak Bagging – Black Balsam Bald

Earlier in the summer, I almost hiked Black Balsam Bald, but stopped before I reached the summit because I had not hiked that far in well over a year! For almost eight months, I dealt with Chemo treatments, and I walked very little. Once I healed from the initial surgery, we would all pile into [...]

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Hiking Richland Balsam Mountain

During my trip to Balsam in July, I got this really wild and crazy idea—hike at least six of the over 6,000 peaks in North Carolina and Tennessee. There are supposed to be 40 of these. We've made a commitment to hiking six before the first of the year! So, far we have hiked four [...]

Sunset, the River, and Tugaloo Bend Beaver Ponds!

Finally, we had a break in the rain and I had a break in my schedule, and we headed out to the Tugaloo River for a sunset paddle to a very special hidden place—the wetlands near Tugaloo Bend. I had been wanting to paddle to this area for weeks but one thing after another kept [...]

Never Photographed a Pig Before!

I've photographed a lot of things—a lot of people from all walks of life, lots of sports moments, lots of beauty in our country and abroad, but I have never photographed a herd of pigs and I wasn't disappointed! They lived up to being everything I have heard but really so much more. They're very [...]

Tugaloo River Corridor Light

A while back I walked beside the Tugaloo River Corridor and was surprised by the beauty and also the light that was on this area. Right now, I'm all about color and light! The river itself can be darker in the evenings, especially on the sides near the banks. This makes it super hard to [...]