Flint Rock

In October 2004, we decided to go check out our old college stomping grounds in north-east Tennessee, and hiked up on Holston Mountain to the Flint Rock overlook to try to see the fall colors around Holston Lake.  I had hiked to this overlook in the fall…

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Panthertown Valley

In October 2004, David and I headed up to Panthertown for a day hike.  I really wanted to hike up to Cold Mountain.  I had never been to the Devil’s Elbow side of Panthertown, nor had I been up Cold Mountain.  Well, we made it to Devil’s…

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Middle Prong Wilderness

In July 2004, Tracy and I hiked in the Middle Prong Wilderness of North Carolina.  It was a great hike…even though we began to suspect that it always rains in the Middle Prong.  We again camped up on a bald in the wilderness, and we just had…

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Stratton Bald

In May 2004, Chris, Staci, Tracy and I backpacked up to Stratton Bald on the Tennessee and North Carolina state line…I think most of the bald is in North Carolina, but the trail runs the state line.  Chris and I tried to explore the trail that runs…

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Panthertown Valley

In February 2004 we took a really cold backpacking trip into Panthertown.  We had spent the past couple of years braving the Colorado winters, and I figured we wouldn’t have any problems backpacking in North Carolina in February.  But, man, humidity makes it feel so much colder. …

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