Month: January 2017

Jan. 30, 2017

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I made a video riding a berm at Country Park, but it’s a pain to upload to wordpress.

Great 4 days, road ride (Fri), 7 mile hike (Sat), 2 hours MTB (Sun) and 1.5 hour MTB today!

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Jan. 28, 2017

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

Hike #5 of #52hikechallenge

We decided the nice weather and a free day meant we wanted a fun hike, so Clay, Kay and I headed towards the Great Channels near Abingdon, VA.

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

There was ice and snow on the way up….

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

but the top bathed in sun, and worth the trip even if you can’t climb the old fire tower.

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

But we came for the channels….

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Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

 

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

 

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

It was worth it, 30 plus foot openings, lots of slices to play in….

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To say Hwy 80 is curvy…

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

on the way back we saw this waterfall on a creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Holston River.

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Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

Clay will do whatever it takes to get the picture!

Jan. 22, 2017

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Hike #4 of the #52hikechallenge. I returned to Raven Rock State Park to hike some of the other trails. The threat of rain, Sam’s homework and distance planned kept my family home, so Clay and Kay joined me.

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We chose the Campbell Creek Loop Trail down to Lanier Falls.

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The recent rains had the Cape Fear River really running.

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A pleasant surprise, the creek side of the loop was open for the first time since Hurricane Matthew in October. What a beautiful walk in the woods! We skipped the rest 3 miles since it was starting to sprinkle and we had stayed dry for the last 5 miles.

Jan. 21, 2017

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A great day of riding gravel and dirt around Uwharrie National Forest, 30 miles for total ride and less than 3 miles on asphalt  and didn’t repeat a mile of dirt from last week.

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Then Clay and I compared camp equipment, my Svea 123 stove and Sigg Tourist pot versus Clay’s Evernew Ultra-Light Titanium stove and pot.

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Playing with a couple of alcohol stoves and the Svea 123