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McAfee knob

If you’re looking for a day-hike or even looking to backpack, I highly recommend taking a road trip into Catawba, Virginia to enjoy a breathtaking view that can be easily accessed after hiking a somewhat moderate trail (8.8 miles round-trip). The reward is magical, panoramic, and enlightening as you make your way to the top, […]


Never do I really like yellow, until autumn comes. What color is fall yellow? Gold. Pale. Antique. Pastel? This yellow comes with cold breezes and darker days. A parallel to being at home – Tucked away in a blanket, My hand is wrapped around a warm mug of coffee. Comfort like a baby being slowly […]

a walk.

I love this time of year. Moody. Dark. I yearn for fall mornings in the heat of summertime – it’s true. The cold brisk air hitting my cheeks in the mornings. Envisioning a costume for Halloween that I of course, will make from scratch. The colors outside turn bright yellow, orange, and red. These colors […]

moses cone memorial park.

Moses Cone Memorial Park is an estate located in Blowing Rock, North Carolina right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was built in 1901. The estate boasts 3,500 acres and has trails for everyone including horses. There’s also a 10,000 apple tree orchard on the property along with many other things to keep you occupied […]

just for the night.

It was one of the last summer days of the season, we jumped on an opportunity, packed light, and headed up high, just for the night. Jonas Ridge is a small town in Burke County, North Carolina and boasts sections of The Pisgah National Forest in the area of the Linville Gorge. We love it […]

great smoky mountains national park.

It was a Friday morning in late July when we headed West on Interstate 40 and made our way up and over into the gorgeous state of Tennessee, and into the mountains of the Great Smoky. It was the Ginger, his younger brother Christopher and I. Being Christopher’s first backpacking trip we were pretty stoked […]

yellowstone national park.

As we headed home from The Grand Canyon last November, the Ginger and I had already decided our next adventure would be backpacking through¬†Yellowstone National Park. It wasn’t a hard decision for me because I was addicted, still am, and even as I write this, I want to be back in the woods… go figure. […]

so i peak.

Hanging Rock State Park was one of the first parks I ever visited as a child. Named appropriately as my “home park”, we ventured out for a day-trip just to grab some fresh air on a relatively cooler July Sunday. Making a visit to the parks office, the Ranger we were chatting with informs us […]

wild, wet, and wonderful, West Virginia.

Country roads really can take you home… It started late on a Thursday night when we headed from Winston Salem, to Elkins, West Virginia¬†to meet Stewie (about a 5 hour drive). Rain was in the forecast for the whole weekend, but I was going to be hiking with two marines — so I wasn’t really […]

i love new york.

In April of 2017 all four of us could be found visiting the Nation’s Capital…( By April of 2018, however, we thought we were ready for the big city… So New York, here we came. <3 Arriving in the city streets just about lunch time on a beautiful Friday afternoon, we were immediately in search […]