Pisgah National Forest – Farlow Gap Trail and Daniel Ridge Loop

The Prelude February 16th, 2018 On Friday, Wayne, Pam, and I rendezvoused in Walhalla at 8 am, climbed into Wayne’s truck and headed towards Pisgah National Forest to do some hiking. This would be the first time since December 22nd of last year that the three of us would be hiking together. Wayne just recently… Read More Pisgah National Forest – Farlow Gap Trail and Daniel Ridge Loop

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