A Moment’s Peace

We’ve had a tough year. And it seems times are still turbulent. It’s days like these we need a little peace. Stillness and silence. We always hike a lot, but lately it’s been extra nice. I recommend it for whatever ails...

When a Shortcut Isn’t

I spent the past weekend at a Christian retreat in the mountains of western NC. On Saturday afternoon we had some down time and I decided to take a hike. There were all sorts of trails but the “High Falls” was listed as the most popular with it’s...

Monday Meanderings – Just Flowers

It’s been a quiet weekend with early morning hikes before the heat, humidity, and insects get bad. I know lots of people love the hustle and bustle of a city, but give me a couple thousand acres of national forest any day! Especially when there are sweet spots...

Monday Meanderings

The days are turning to summer in the mountains, but the mornings are still cool and delightful up on the trails. It’s rhododendron season in Appalachian. Such a lush and lovely time of year! Small’s beardstongue growing along the trail. This might be...