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Hiking, Southeast / 01.06.2016

In a single instant I perceived movement and felt something strange underfoot and a brush across my right leg. The brain neurons that instruct flight reaction fired and I bounded a couple of quick steps before I understood that there was a rattlesnake in the trail. ...

Hiking, Southeast, Trail Guides / 31.05.2016

This loop hike includes unmaintained trails with sections that are difficult to navigate. Leg coverings such as gaiters or long pants are recommended for protection from heavy undergrowth in some sections. The area is remote and not frequently hiked, therefore precautions should be taken to avoid rattlesnakes. Headphones should not be used while hiking in this area, since rattlesnakes are nearly always heard before being seen. [caption id="attachment_2543" align="alignleft" width="640"] View of ridge line that includes the section of Fires Rim Creek trail that I hiked. Tusquitee Bald is...

Hiking, Smoky Mountains / 05.02.2016

I recently completed hiking all of the trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (GSMNP). It took me about 38 years. I started at age 17 when my brother and I did a north-south thru-hike of the Smoky Mountain AT section. There are 800.8 miles of trails in the Smokies. People have determined that all of these trails can be hiked in 900 miles. It took me 1099 miles to hike these 800 miles. [gallery ids="1263,1106,971,951,960,285,845,649,463,466,371" type="rectangular"] Camping in the Smokies Some people manage to hike every trail in the...

Hiking, Southeast / 30.01.2016

January 30, 2016  Overview: Trail with as much as 5 inches snow. Hiked to Pinnacle with 360 degree views and camped at site 3 on Pinnacle trail. Hiked beyond Blackrock Mountain. After hiking the Oconaluftee River Trail, I headed to Sylva to hike to Pinnacle overlook. After a stop at Subway to get a sandwich for the trail, I got started about 11 AM.   There is self registration at the parking lot. This area has plenty of trail signs.  My intent was to hike to the Blue Ridge Parkway and beyond...

Hiking, Smoky Mountains, Southeast / 30.01.2016

January 30, 2016  This 1.5 mile trail runs along the river from the park visitors center to Cherokee, NC. Along the way it passes under the Blue Ridge Parkway.   Trout fishing.Mountain Farm MuseumFinished the trail. Now I have to hike back. This really really did complete my hike of every trail in the Smokies!! Got it right the 3rd time.  -Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone...