Sandy Rumsey


…an ordinary person

Trillium Grandiflorum

2020 Hiking Log

Miles Hiked in 2020

Total Elevation Gain: 57,134 ft


“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.

favorite hikes

Mt. LeConte, TN is one of our very favorite places to go each year.   We have being going for years … decades, even. 

TRAIL descriptions

Check out some of the trails in our area.  

Recent Blog Posts

Daisy Dean Creek to the Narrows

Daisy Dean Creek to the Narrows

"If you don't know where you're going, you might end up someplace else." ---- Yogi BerraDaisy Dean Creek Trail to The Narrows Distance: 4.84 Miles Out and Back Elevation Gain: 525 ft. Difficulty: Easy Walk in the Woods Directions: TRAVEL 32 MILES WEST OF HARLOWTON ON...

Flat Laurel Creek via Art Loeb at BRP

Flat Laurel Creek via Art Loeb at BRP

"If you don't know where you're going, you might end up someplace else." ---- Yogi BerraFlat Laurel Creek Loop Distance: 6.0 Miles  Elevation Gain: 1102 ft. Difficulty: Moderate This is a hike we do often.  It was a nice day and not including the masses of people...

The Mountains are Calling…

“… & I must go & I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.”—John Muir

Get In Touch

It doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you DO NOT STOP

---- Confucious

a journey of a thousand miles begins with just one step

----Lao Tzu

Think outside

No box required