Invited to Hot Springs to hang out with our hiker friends Chuck & Tigger, we headed back to this pleasant Appalachian Trail community for the second time this year.
With habitat diversity reminiscent of Florida, Carolina Beach State Park is a great place to learn about and see carnivorous plants, especially the native Venus fly-trap.
Great authors, creative souls, artistic minds: all need time and space to create, and a well to dip into for inspiration. Carl Sandburg found it in the mountains of North Carolina.
The timing was right: with the Doc Watson Festival at the same time at the Trail Dames Summit in Boone, NC, John learned about a bluegrass legend.
On a guided hike out of Montreat, NC I happened across this snail, a flicker of movement among the mosses draped over fallen logs on Big Butt Mountain.
Caught in a slipstream of semis and fast cars north of Charlotte, NC, we had to find an abrupt escape from the interstate to avoid a construction zone pileup. As we wound through the leafy streets and winding country roads between Mooresville and Statesville, our hearts sank. For around every bend was yet another subdivision […]
Not a sight you’d expect to see in late April, but as we came to Max Patch, it was covered in snow. We did not climb it this day, opting for warm and dry and a return at a sunnier time.
Where do you find a Venus fly-trap in its native habitat? Within a 75 mile radius of Wilmington, North Carolina. Hikers, of course, have the upper hand in finding this tiny carnivore in the wild.
At Wright Brothers National Memorial in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, walk in the footsteps of Orville and Wilbur at Kill Devil Hill to learn how the brothers from Dayton, Ohio, discovered how to fly
In spring, hiker’s thoughts turn to the Appalachian Trail, the granddaddy of all long distance hiking trails in America. In the Smokies, you must stay in the shelters.