Tag Archives: hiking

Time to clean the shit up

This was the last trail in the Davidson River section of the Pisgah National Forest we hadn’t hike, the Cemetery Loop and Long Branch. There weren’t any big payoffs for this hike, no big views or waterfalls, just a hard … Continue reading

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Local knowledge

The hike up to John Rock in Pisgah National Forest is a favorite of mine. It’s a five-mile loop with an elevation gain of 1000 feet and the payoff is the picture you see above. “The choices we make lead up to … Continue reading

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White squirrel

According to The Transylvania Times; “Brevard’s white squirrels originated from a carnival animal truck. According to Brevard resident Mrs. W.E. Mull, a pair of white squirrels was given to her brother-in-law, H.H. Mull, by Mr. Black of Madison, Florida, in … Continue reading

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A winter’s tale

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” – John Burroughs There is a small, family owned Mexican restaurant in our community that my family has enjoyed eating at for 30 … Continue reading

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The hardest hike

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I typically try to find hikes in the six to eight mile range with anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 feet of elevation change. For a … Continue reading

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The zen of a rattlesnake

One of my favorite hikes in the Pisgah National Forest is the John Rock Loop, a 5 mile trail that climbs roughly 1,200 feet. I like it not because it is 5 miles long, that sucks or because you have to … Continue reading

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Life and death in the forest

“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” –  The Buddha My wife and I try to hike in the Pisgah National Forest every Sunday, specifically in … Continue reading

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