Til the Last Hemlock Dies
Musings on genre writing, waterfall wandering, and peak bagging in the South's wilderness areas.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
My Campsite on Cattail Peak.
When I planned to do my first overnight backpacking trip of 2017 I was supposed to leave on Thursday night. But some household chores came u...
Saturday, May 20, 2017
When I go hiking and backpacking I am usually slow. Very. Freaking. Slow. On many hikes I will average about one mile per hour. This is be...
Friday, May 19, 2017
As I was hiking from Mount Mitchell to Cattail Peak, I noticed what appeared to be a small paper sign tacked to a tree to the left of the tr...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Thank You, Locke Craig!
I'm just home from a two-day overnight backpacking trip to the Black Mountains. Once again (sixth time) I tackled the infamous Black Mou...
Monday, May 15, 2017
CCC Infrastructure is Everywhere.
Since Carole and I spend so much time in all sorts of parks and forests, we've seen all kinds of work done by the old Civilian Conservat...
Sunday, May 14, 2017
The Fragility of Wilderness Designation.
Everyone thinks that if an area can just become a National Monument or a National Wilderness Area or even a National Park that it will be ...
Saturday, May 13, 2017
I started reading at a very early age. Not crazy-early like some precocious people, but pretty darned early. I was reading before I entered ...
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