Lessons From the Trail: We Are All Connected

Today’s adventure brought me and Ashok to the peak of Pilot Mountain in Pisgah National Forest. Rick had suggested this hike for yesterday, but since it’s so strenous, we wanted to wait until today to do it. Neither of the other gals were up for it this morning, and I really wanted to do it, […]

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Temptation of a Watery Fantasy: Skinny Dip Falls

Yesterday our little band of travelers bit off a big chunk of hiking. We climbed up a mountain to Looking Glass Rock. In the picture below, Looking Glass Rock is in the center. It’s rock sides plunge almost straight down to the ground, and the name describes its mirror-like appearance when the rock is wet […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: The Messenger

    On the way down the mountain this morning, a hawk (or maybe a kite) landed on the fence by the side of our driveway. I stopped the car, and I stared at him. He stared waringly at me. I hurried to get my camera and was stunned that he stayed there long enough for […]

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I’m Unplugging: So Long, Louisiana August

Dear Sharon, You are a fool if you don’t get out of that heat soon and take a cool break in the mountains where you can skinny-dip in a cold stream and sleep under the stars. Your arch-nemesis, August Sold. I’m not a fool. I decided Sunday night that there was no reason for me […]

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