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!
My little sister had her 21st birthday this week, and she's also closing in on graduating college this year. As she's a lot like me, very outdoorsy and pretty rough and tough, we decided we should go camping. Sure, we could have gone to a campground nearby or somewhere along the parkway, but being avid … Continue reading Camping in the Linville Gorge (Pine Gap Trail)
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 — Highest Peak East of the Mississippi