Updated on December 28, 2023
Final day of my July 2023 trip to North Carolina. Today I drove from Asheville back to my home near Washington DC, while checking out Hanging Rock State Park along the way.
Updated on December 27, 2023
Third day of my July 2023 trip to North Carolina. Today I checked out the portion of Blue Ridge Parkway between Beech Gap and Asheville, including some great hiking trails around Black Balsam Knob. Unfortunately, some unexpected events meant I was caught in a late-afternoon rain.
Updated on December 25, 2023
Second day of my 2023 Independence Day trip to North Carolina. Today I hiked a trail to Shortoff Mountain, located on the southern part of Linville Gorge, before making my way to Asheville while checking out Mt Mitchell, the highest mountain in eastern US.
Updated on December 7, 2023
During Independence Day 2023, I made a trip to North Carolina. This post would be the first actual day of activities where I had some fun hiking/climbing in Grandfather Mountain.
Updated on November 14, 2023
Fourth and last day of my 2023 Memorial Day trip to West Virginia. I checked out of the hotel in Beckley this morning and started my drive back home to Washington DC, stopping at Sandstone Falls of New River Gorge National Park and Roaring Run Furnace in Virginia along the way.
Updated on November 12, 2023
Third day of my 2023 Memorial Day trip to West Virginia as I continued my tour of New River Gorge National Park. With rain in the weather forecast, I focused mostly on short hikes and overlooks for the day, in addition to the nearby Babcock State Park.
Updated on November 8, 2023
Second day of my 2023 Memorial Day trip to West Virginia as I reached New River Gorge National Park. The weather forecast indicated rain for the next day, so I decided to check out most of the park’s popular hiking trails today, together with the nearby Hawks Nest State Park of West Virginia.
Updated on November 6, 2023
For 2023’s Memorial Day weekend, I made a trip to West Virginia, checking out the country’s newest National Park, New River Gorge. This post was about the Friday before the weekend, when I made the drive from Washington DC to Summersville, WV, while stopping at Davis, WV along the way to check out Blackwater Falls State Park.