February Trip to Snowshoe, WV

February 2014 Snowshoe, WV

Great time on my "Guys Only" ski trip to Snowshoe. It was a bit warm, but the resort did a good job keeping the slopes ski-able. The 4 of us have met at Snowshoe on several occasions over the years, but it had been nearly 5 since our last "meet up." It was great to see them again and spend time on the slopes.

Black Mountain Trail

Hiking on Black Mountain Trail

Sunny winter's day hike.

Ice Fall

Ice Fall

Winter hiking gives a new perspective on the landscape. This is just one of many many frozen waterfalls we see during our winter hikes.

Crsp Feature

Spring Comes to Chimney Rock

After driving home from Greensboro yesterday, I decided to take a short walk through the woods on the Four Seasons Trail to Hickory Nut Falls in Chimney Rock State Park. As it was Good Friday, the park was crowded. Families were out in droves in the park and at the shops in downtown Chimney Rock. I parked at Grady’s Discovery …

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First Bite

 The littlest one got her first bite of real food this week! She is already contemplating her menu for upcoming weeks and frequently refers to the recipes in the Food Network Magazine. She’s a “foodie” already!  

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Black Mtn. USGS Marker

Pressley Cove to Black Mtn. Trail

Total Distance: 5.2 miles round trip Total Elevation Gain: 1809 ft. Difficulty: Strenuous! It was a bluebird day as the temperature climbed from the low 30′s to the mid 50′s — a great day to be outside in the woods. We accessed Pressley Cove Trailhead on Avery Creek Road (Forest Service Road #422). This little trail is only 1.3 miles to …

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Icy Waterfall

Gatlinburg 2014

Every year, Phil and I celebrate our anniversary in Gatlinburg, TN. We aren’t really big fans of the tacky little shops, but we do enjoy being close to great hiking trails and good food. Since we had gone there on our honeymoon years earlier, we like the nostalgia of going every year. We got to Gatlinburg early enough on Friday …

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Hiking 2014

Hiking Log 2014 Business and holidays have kept my blog posts from happening. This year, the only resolution that I want to make is to keep up the blog with pictures of the grands and posts about each hike. I will be adding a few posts with pictures from the holidays to catch up but right now, I want to …

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