Hiking

June 16, 2019

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Father’s Day started with a long mountain bike ride, and a nap in the Flippac before heading home.

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Since it’s “my” day, I choose a family hike to the top of Little Long Mountain for a supper time picnic.

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That makes a good day!

 

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June 5, 2019

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A busy day, up early for a run at Bass Lake, then time to explore, driving foreat service and dirt roads

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a couple of short hikes

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the view of Grandfather Mountain from Grandmother Mountain.

Ended the day at USAT summer singles league, I won my match 6-1, 6-3

June 2, 2019

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After the race, I wanted some peace and quiet, this place covers it! Until almost dusk, then a thunderstorm hit, including pea size hail…. I didn’t bring my rain fly because I didn’t bother to check the weather. Opps!

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A short hike to Widow’s Creek Falls

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Keto meal on my tailgate

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the view from Wolf Rock

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a cactus in full bloom

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Kodak gets a look at Stone Mountain from Cedar Rock

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ending the day with a a Four Saints Gose and Times Square pizza

July 26, 2018

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So nice to see my student’s film on the big screen again, the Real to Reel International Film Festival in Kings Mountain. This audience was really into the documentary, laughed at the funny parts, reacted to the suffering, etc. in fact, this was the best crowd reaction so far for the film. Tonight had film makers from Texas and Illinois too, each film maker took questions from the crowd after their film.

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During the day I got to hike a state park that has been on my list since last year’s 52 Hike Challenge. Crowders State Park. Did the more interesting Crowders Mountain trail to Rockhop a great hike to the Crowders Mountain overlook.

July 3, 2018

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The day started early with a trip to Wolf Creek Falls.

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We had the waterfall all to ourselves.

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After lunch, we hiked to a 2nd waterfall – Little Fall Branch.

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Then on to Max Patch for a sunset and Milky Way viewing party. Lighting plays in the clouds.

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the sunset was amazing!

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But the Milky Way was awesome with lightning still bouncing around the clouds below it!

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June 14, 2018

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An early morning bike ride, a new route to stretch the distance.

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But still across the Linn Cove Viaduct and it’s freshly paved surface.

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Then time to hike…. my original planned trail is closed, so we started up Rough Ridge Trail

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it’s very rocky….

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then over the top to the Wilson Creek Trail to make a loop.

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A great day along the Blue Ridge Parkway!