Backpacker Sunrise

Over the November 1 weekend around 2003 Will McElwee and I backpacked the A. T. from the Yellow Mountain Gap, which is the same as the Overmountain Victory trail gap, to Big Hump Mountain This is the section that I call big grassy balds It was quite pleasant in terms…


Grandfather Mountain Marathon Hike

On October 24, 2003, I hiked Grandfather Mountain - the hard way. I started from NC-105 at the bottom of the Profile Trail about 8:30 a.m. The rangers on duty nicely told me I could expect clear and abnormally warm weather. They were right.


Wyoming Fishing

My good friend Bill Booth hosted me on another fishing trip to Wyoming. This time, instead of my tagging along with my fishing rod on an elk hunt, we dedicated this trip to the pursuit of trout in a half dozen locations across west central Wyoming.


Utah Snow Skiing

In February of 2002 Carroll Lowe and I started our several year long tradition of an annual snow skiing trip to a western state. We started big by going to Salt Lake City and skiing at a half dozen resorts. Our good friend Annie Garwood was our travel agent, so…