Climbing Closer to the Summit

Today, Ann and I climbed up more than half way to 4.1 miles. We had a 2,100 foot elevation increase on this wonderfully beautiful journey on a day with perfect hiking weather. Another key milestone for today was the fact that we reached 9,500 feet of altitude on the hike. That is the highest I have ever been hiking.

Primrose Overlook

Sometimes being in the wrong place works out fine. My hike today was an example of that.

A Night on the Mountain

Two of my daughters, Yana and Riri, decided to join for dinner on the mountain and then they went home and left me all alone on the mountain. Of course, I was totally groovy with that. Although, it would have been great if they stayed.

A Stensen Buck Visit

On a sunset hike, Stensen sits in the tall grass and contemplates the end of the day You may know that Stensen, my son, lives in GA. He generally comes out for a visit in summer and during Christmas. We love having him here sooooo much. Today he left to fly back home and I … Continue reading A Stensen Buck Visit

Camping, Swimming and Running the Nanny

Stensen and I, along with two of Stensen's friends, took a 2-day camping trip to the Nantahala River. This is one of our family's most treasured destinations. One of the things that made this trip fantastic, was our journey down river to Wesser Falls. Wesser is about a 20 foot drop, class 5 rapid. After … Continue reading Camping, Swimming and Running the Nanny