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

Hiking In Jones Gap State Park – Rainbow Falls, Pretty Place, And Hospital Rock

March 6th, 2017 On Monday, Pam and I went to Jones Gap State Park and did a loop hike. We started out on the Jones Gap Trail, then made the climb up to Rainbow Falls. From there, we continued to climb until we reached Pretty Place Chapel. After spending a few minutes enjoying the view,… Read More Hiking In Jones Gap State Park – Rainbow Falls, Pretty Place, And Hospital Rock