Hiking: Linville Gorge: Part Three

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.

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Hiking: Linville Gorge: Part One

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

Hiking: Mt. Mitchell: The Highest Peak East of the Mississippi

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