Author Archives: Traveler

Smoky Mountains-Mount LeConte via Rainbow Falls Trail

Share We did our annual fall hike up  Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park .  We may only make one hike up next year as we didn’t get a reservation at the lodge  for the fall in … Continue reading

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Georgia State Parks: Endangered Species!

Share We decided to add kayaking to our skill set, partially because we attended a Georgia Conservancy/REI lecture on paddling the rivers of central Georgia and partially because a friend recommended Paddle Georgia to us as another adventure.  We knew that … Continue reading

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Coeur d’Alene and Ironman Triathalon, too!

Share Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA (June 2012)   Near this tree on the banks of Lake Coeur d’Alene is a commemorative sign telling of the Native Americans who once gathered on the shores of the beautiful lake in northern Idaho.   After … Continue reading

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Lake Louise to Lake Agnes: A vacation hike worth the walk near Banff

Share Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada (June 2012)  If Banff is on your bucket list, then you need to fill your bucket up to the brim and drive a few miles northwest of Banff along the Trans Canada Highway to Lake … Continue reading

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Ponies, bikes, trails, and the Virginia Creeper

Share Along the Virginia – North Carolina border, near the little town of Damascus, a section of the Appalachian Trail runs out of town over the mountains and through Grayson Highlands State Park.  Damascus itself is noteworthy as a resupply … Continue reading

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Bike Ride Across Georgia: Spring Tune-Up / Summer Fun

Share For 33 years adventurous cycling spirits have literally rolled across the state of Georgia.  I wasn’t there when it started and, in fact, have only participated in the June Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) ride four times, but, once you’ve done it … Continue reading

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Something new in the Smoky Mountain NP for the Through Hikers near the Appalachian Trail

Share Our little group just finished another hike to Mount LeConte near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.  I’ll post all the details later, but I wanted to share a part of the trip with you in a condensed version.  We were at … Continue reading

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Len Foote Hike Inn-An Inn in the Woods for Everyone

Share This article provides the answer for the family or couple or group of friends who want to spend some time in the great outdoors, but need different levels of comfort in the adventure.  Some need a bed, some a … Continue reading

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Crosses and Castles and Close Encounters – Ireland

Share Not everyone in the world has an Irish Heritage, but on  St. Patrick’s Day many a lad and lassie believe that somewhere in their ancestral past is the vestige of Éirinn go Brách .  My wife is legitimatley part Irish … Continue reading

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Tampa: Beach Camping Oasis 10 minutes from Town

Share We’ve previously posted articles about backpacking on Cumberland Island, but this post is for those of you who are looking for a great beach campground for car campers.  You’ll find it at Fort  De Soto Park near Tampa, Florida.  According … Continue reading

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