North Carolina Travels

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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 [...]

We found Elk in Cataloochee!

Beth mentioned we could see Elk at Cataloochee in the Great Smoky National Park, and I immediately said, "Let's go." I love Native American names and places so I thought this would be fun. According to the National Park website, Elk once roamed the southern Appalachian mountains as freely has they did anywhere else in [...]

By |2018-07-12T10:05:49-07:00July 12th, 2018|Memories, North Carolina, The Company of Friends|0 Comments

Whitewater Falls: First Hike of the Year

Whitewater Falls iced! I was really glad to make it to the first overlook, especially after finishing Chemo in mid-December. I told someone last week that the way you beat cancer is to refuse to give in or give up. The doctors have told me to do whatever I can do and keep doing it. [...]

Sweet Mirror Lake

On Saturday, we revisited Mirror Lake outside of Highlands, North Carolina, and discovered a place where residents can pull their canoes up and leave them. I'm sure many return often at sunset and paddle out into the lake. They were all over the shoreline placed beneath Balsam trees and Rhododendron. One look at this pretty [...]

By |2017-11-06T20:06:28-07:00November 6th, 2017|Fall and Winter in the Mountains, Memories, North Carolina|0 Comments