Oct. 14, 2017

(Photo by Jay Capers)

Taco and Silvervale Falls.

(Photo by Jay Capers)

Hike #41 Bass Lake

(Photo by Jay Capers)

Sam finds her inner Ansel.

(Photo by Jay Capers)




Oct. 8, 2017

(Photo by Jay Capers)

Hike #40 – #52hikechallenge – Bass Lake and Carriage Trails Blowing Rock, NC

(Photo by Jay Capers)

I woke up to heavy fog, but no rain, so off to the trails.

(Photo by Jay Capers)

It started raining as I headed back, so I stayed around the trail head for extra pictures.

(Photo by Jay Capers)

Back to the mountain house, help my brother winterize it and then say goodbye.

(Photo by Jay Capers)

Rather than head home, I spent some time exploring, revisiting past dirt roads and looking at new one.

(Photo by Jay Capers)


(Photo by Jay Capers)


(Photo by Jay Capers)


(Photo by Jay Capers)

A fun day, hiking short trails, driving down dirt roads to find gates or barns, and taking the home way home.

Sept. 30, 2017


Up early for a mountain bike ride and dinner plans that night, so I had some time for Taco maintenance, oil change, tire rotate and brake pad replacement, I had heard the wear indicator, but had no idea I wore it completely off.

Sept. 24, 2017


Good morning. Prepping the Salsa Las Cruces for a gravel ride.


In the end we rode 17 miles of gravel and closed to vehicles but open to bikes Forest Service roads. None of the trails or FS roads were marked, so we had to “guess” and cleaned a ton of spider webs… The webs are one thing, but when the large spider is in the middle of the web and starts crawling on you, it’s less pleasant!

Sept. 2, 2017


We debated all last night and this morning – should we still go on our planned camping trip? The weather in Damascus, VA was info, but after working on the basement all morning, we throw a few things in the Taco and hit the road. Forecast was 20%, lots of fog over the mountains to 100% rain the evening and night and we play cards in the Flippac and call it an early night.

Aug. 5, 2017


Vacation Day 8

More trail riding, this time north of State Route 33




What Clay won’t do for a picture!

Clay sent me a few photos from the day – “Oh What A Felling”


My front wheel drops into a hole…


I think I can get a better picture of my truck from here…


Thanks for the share Clay!