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I “Do” Rain!

    This is one of those summers when all it seems to do is rain. I guess I could get frustrated but I usually don't, especially when a camera is involved and when I believe you can learn from rainy days that you can't learn in sunshine. Last week, a few days after I [...]

Andrews Bald Conquered!

Click on photo to enlarge. I read the reviews for this 3.6 mile hike to Andrews Bald, and everyone, who seemed much younger than me, wrote things like: "Such an easy hike." Then someone my age popped in and said. "Moderate." LOL! It really is moderate—not strenuous but certainly moderate. Why, the rocks [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Albert Mountain: Right on the Appalachian Trail!

Even thought summer is over, it is still all about the views and the hike. It was much colder and the first thing we encountered on our way up to Albert Mountain was a shallow stream crossing. I remember after climbing Fry Pan Mountain and the fire tower there, saying that the next thing I [...]

Hike to High Shoals Falls

Last Saturday, we drove up to High Shoals Falls and the trip was beautiful and uneventful until we started driving back to Toccoa. That is when I suggested taking a road that I had driven before. I wanted everyone to see where the Appalachian Trail crosses this section of road. The trouble was: I wasn't [...]