The Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy has been quietly buying up land and putting in into conservation easements and we in Western NC are the more fortunate for their work.
In the twenty years I've lived here, I've never hiked in this area.
And now there are at least three hikes that are in the rotation and more to explore, thanks to the CMLC. Read More
I'm training for my upcoming Appalachian Trail thru-hike and I'm fortunate to live in a place that makes training easy and fun.
Bearwallow Mountain is one of my favorite training hikes in my lead-up to my thru-hike, which scares the bejeezus out of me when I'm foolish enough to actually think about it.
I'm certain the whole thing will make me stronger (and more fearless). Unless it kills me. Read More