For those of you that don't follow me on Facebook, I want to share the good news! I'm now NED (No Evidence of Disease). The scans that I had last week came back clear and my cancer pointer numbers are low. Praise God for His care and faithfulness.
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 have been through so much over this past year and this mountain home has been such a place of solace [...]
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 and there are no bears! But I'm the first to admit there's a true mystery surround the AT and that [...]
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 peak before the end of the year. The Park Service closes the road to Clingman's Dome and other summits at [...]
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. A large metal gate with a "Road Closed" sign stretched across the roadway and sort of meant what it said! [...]
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 taken a couple years ago at Roan Mountain and Carvers' Gap, which is over 5,000 feet. I keep watching the [...]
Wow! Chip, the cow dog, usually doesn't get this close to cows simply because he has this crazy love for them. I hesitate to let him walk with me in the fields because I'm afraid he would run up under the hoofs! And besides, dogs and cows can be very messy. Last Sunday, I went [...]
I love taking off on a Sunday afternoon and driving up to North Carolina, and Dry Falls is always a favorite destination. But it has been years since I have walked down the steps and stood behind the falls. Last year, I was in the middle of Chemo treatments and knew that even though the [...]