…an ordinary person
Miles Hiked in 2021
45,994 ft of Elevation Gain
In 2020, my total miles hiked was a personal best. It was the year of Covid and I needed the sanity of the woods in order to cope. My total miles hiked were 456.5 miles with 81,706 feet of elevation gain. So, this is the number to beat in 2021.
My husband will be newly retired, so I expect to get in longer hikes during the week. Hopefully, together, we can break this record.
It's a ponytail life for me!
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up someplace else.” —- Yogi Berra
Our family hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Smokys as well as the Northern Rockies. We live in Henderson County, NC and have a second home in Meagher County, Montana. We are obviously mountain people.
Our family is scattered all over the east coast from New Hampshire to Georgia. We have 1 grandson and 2 granddaughters and we are hoping they will grow up to enjoy the outdoors as much as we do. Our sons are doing everything in their power to make that happen with hiking, fishing and camping trips.
“If we begin to teach our children a love of the out of doors at a young age, we give them a lifetime of joy, peace and contentment.” — Sandy Rumsey
MY North Carolina Wildflowers
The Blue Ridge Mountains as well as the Smokys are renowned for their spring wildflowers. I try to catch as many as possible on camera.
my montana wildflowers
The Northern Rockies are unforgiving. However, wildflowers pop up during the wet seasons. My time there is limited, but I try to find as many as possible during my stay.
Mt. LeConte, TN is one of our very favorite places to go each year. We have being going for years … decades, even.
Check out some of the trails in our area.
Recent Blog Posts
Avery Creek: Bennet Gap Trail - Perry Cove Loop Distance: 4.2 Elevation Gain: 1119 ft. Difficulty: Moderate "If you don't know where you're going, you might end up someplace else." ---- Yogi Berra It has been such a rainy year. The trail had been scoured clean by...
"If you don't know where you're going, you might end up someplace else." ---- Yogi BerraLong Ridge - Turkey Gut Trail Loop Distance: 3.6 Miles Out and Back Elevation Gain: 472 ft. Difficulty: Easy Road Walk Whelp, we started on Long Ridge Trail and walked to the...