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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 FR83 at Mooney Gap. The trail wanders southbound, climbing up through a hardwood forest filled with gnarly-branched rhododendron and mountain [...]

Stepping Back in Time — The King and Prince

I love this place. So many, many memories were built here on St. Simon's. So, many hours spent here. Some things just never change and the King and Prince is pretty much one of those places. So, it was a Perfect Day as Cokie Berenyi would say. We took kayaks out to Sea Island in [...]

Where the Yellow Daffodil Grows: Finding R. G. LeTourneau

A couple of weeks ago, we "went" looking for evidence of R. G. LeTourneau, the Industrialist that helped to reshape the rural area around the city of Toccoa. We found few reminders. Of course, the greatest evidence was located around Lake Louise—a private lake that LeTourneau built and now belongs to the Georgia Baptist Convention. [...]

By |2019-04-16T18:55:12-07:00April 14th, 2019|Living in Stephens County, Memories, The Company of Friends|0 Comments

The Great Smoky Mountains

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 [...]