The sunset from Round Bald on the Appalachian Trail, this is about the only picture I took today, the rest is video for a Backroad Capers episode on Youtube. I am excited to edit this one; sunsets, snow and hiking in the dark! (Sam, this is the first climb when we hiked from Carvers Gap to 19E on AT, but the barn at Overmountain shelter is now closed to sleeping in)
Another beautiful winter day, start with a hike in the Uwharrie National Forest
A bike ride on the roads in Randolph County offer the chance for plenty of dog sprints
End the day with climbing.
The unnamed (?) waterfall above Window Falls in Hanging Rock State Park
The Lower Cascades had great flow… one nice thing about hiking on cool winter afternoons is you get the waterfalls and trails to yourself.
A quick hike as the sun sets
An evening hike in the Uwharries
Kodak needed to get out and burn off some turkey
An awesome and peaceful walk
Kodak walks on water
My mom had emergency surgery yesterday so Thanksgiving plans changed, but all went well and she got to come home today.
My sister and I had Thanksgiving dinner together and hiked before mom was released. Click to Watch Video of the Hike.
Hike to Calloway Peak
I didn’t wake up pain free and was depressed, but it didn’t hurt to walk so I decided to go for a hike.
I wanted something scenic and free, after a quick search I settled on the Dragon’s Tooth. It promised 1.7 miles of easy trail and .7 miles of scrambling, ledges and fun.
A walk in the woods.
The trees on the other bank were reflecting in the river.
Then I tried some long exposure but tight.
I can’t choose!
I did see other things than just water. A great day to bike and walk in the woods.
It took awhile in the dark last night, but I found this spot in the national forest to camp.
The first elk sighting of the day, there were several cars stopped on the road, so I left the truck running and walked up to get a better angle when I hear… “dog” I turn to see Kodak chasing full speed across the field toward this elk (She jumped from an open window) she either:
A. heard me and listened when I said stop
B. thought better of the outcome
But didn’t get all the way to the scene of the goring.
A nice walk, more elk, a good early morning.
After making breakfast, I decided to run Hurricane Creek, I was a little nervous running it solo, but ran into a small group of Toyotas and tagged along.
My first off-roading trip in Pongo and she is amazing, walked up everything and the trail is way more eroded than my last visit.
Anytime I am this close, I will always do the Max Patch loop hike!
Kodak looks around an old house
The walls were covered in newspaper and in some places wall paper.
Drive more random dirt roads before the long ride home.