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...

Monday Meanderings

It’s a rare weekend that we don’t take Thistle for a good, long meander through the mountains. So I thought I’d start sharing snippets of our walks with YOU come Monday. A good way to start the week, I think. This is what we call Fairy Tale Trail. If...