The third and final day of our assault on the Gorge includes a few river crossings, a lost map, and more plan changes than we could have imagined.
This one's a real doozy.
Background: The Linville Gorge Wilderness is one of the most rugged hikes in the American East. The opposite of well-worn and accessible, the Linville Gorge loop is rough, untamed, and a serious challenge to experienced hikers alike. This trip was planned out over several weeks, and tackled by two friends with years of experience and equipment … Continue reading Hiking: Linville Gorge: Part One
Continuing on my quest to conquer every mountain peak in North Carolina with nothing but a backpack and boots, I spent the majority of yesterday tackling Pilot Mountain. Being one of the more unique looking mountains in the area, it was very picture worthy. As usual, I took plenty of photographs on my trip!
Last weekend, I decided it was high time I get back out on the trails after nearly two months of working full-time and not doing much else besides meeting new colleagues and spending time with them. And while new friends are all well and good, I needed a bit of a personal breather up in … Continue reading Hiking: Mt. Mitchell: The Highest Peak East of the Mississippi
My legs are now effectively jelly, but I made it home in one or more pieces. Inside are several pictures from the trip.