Virginia Creeper Trail in Spring Time

On the beautiful, sunny Saturday of May 25, 2019, Deena Thomas and I took a spring time trip to the Virginia Creeper Trail, a converted railroad bed in near Damascus, VA. The drive through Ashe County, NC, and Grayson County, VA, was probably the most beautiful road trip on which…


 
 

Doughton Park Rehabilitation

On the beautiful, sunny Saturday of May 4, 2019, Deena Thomas and I took a rehabilitation hike. About two months earlier she had surgery on her foot, and I had hip joint replacement surgery. Our doctors told us to start exercising, but it will be several more months before we…


 
 

Tough Hike Leaders

Most of my hiking and back packing career I have been traveling under the influence of tough hike leaders. All persons are different in all kinds of ways. A hiking or backpacking group of two or more persons is going to have someone who is faster and stronger; and someone…


 
 

Cedar Point and Bear Island

The second half of the week and weekend including October 19, 2017, I went camping and sea canoeing at Cedar Point camp ground in the Croatan National Forest and Bear Island in Hammocks Beach State Park. With me was my hiking and paddling buddy Annelise.