Backpacking In The Roan Highlands, Day 1 – Carvers Gap to Overmountain Shelter

October 14, 2017 While I’ve done a lot of day-hiking so far this year, I haven’t done any backpacking. Now that Summer has ended, I figure that it’s the perfect opportunity to get out, sleep under the stars, enjoy some cooler weather, and possibly take in some early Fall colors. I decided that I’d plan… Read More Backpacking In The Roan Highlands, Day 1 – Carvers Gap to Overmountain Shelter

Pisgah National Forest – Barnett Branch And Pink Beds Trail

July 15th, 2017 This past Saturday, Wayne, Pam, and I met at the Mountain View Restaurant in Walhalla, early in the morning for a quick breakfast (Yes, IĀ ordered a biscuit, with sausage and egg to be specific), then headed up the road towards Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina. We made our usual brief… Read More Pisgah National Forest – Barnett Branch And Pink Beds Trail

Foothills Trail, Round Mountain Spur, And Upper Whitewater Falls

June 8th, 2017 The Hike: Foothills Trail (from Sloan Bridge Access) to Round Mountain Spur. Round Mountain Spur to Upper Whitewater Falls and return on Foothills Trail. The Hikers: Wayne, Pam, and I…AKA, The Three Amigos! (Well, two amigos and one amiga). The Stats: 10.4 miles with 1929 feet of elevation gain. Today’s hike was… Read More Foothills Trail, Round Mountain Spur, And Upper Whitewater Falls

Hiking The Foothills Trail – Laurel Valley To Laurel Fork Falls

March 17th, 2017 On Friday, Pam and I went hiking along a section of the Foothills Trail here in South Carolina. We began at the Laurel Valley Access in Rocky Bottom and hiked towards Lake Jocassee. Along the way, we crossed a creek numerous times. and spent a few minutes at Virginia Hawkins Falls. After… Read More Hiking The Foothills Trail – Laurel Valley To Laurel Fork Falls