Hanging Rock State Park

Date of Adventure:  07/28/2013 Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 4.2 miles Those in Attendance:  Brittiany Byrd, Shue Family Location: Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury, NC Took a middle of the summer Sunday afternoon trip to Hanging Rock State Park for some waterfall exploring and some sight seeing. Although there are 12 trails in the park […]

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Fort Fisher Hermit – Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Type of Adventure:  Hike Total Distance:  2.2 miles (1.4 round trip to bunker) Location:  Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, Kure Beach Parking/Trailhead:  33.964534, -77.922585 My family vacationed for many years in nearby Carolina Beach, and I was always curious of the stories about Robert Harrill, better known as the Fort Fisher Hermit. But it wasn’t until […]

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Poison Fork/Little Long Mountain

Date of Adventure:  01/31/2015 Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 3.6 Those in Attendance:  Mike Chisholm Location: Uwharrie National Forest, Troy What a perfect day for a hike. This section of trail from the Jumping Off Rock Trailhead to the Joe Moffitt Trailhead is one of the newer sections of the reclaimed Uwharrie Trail, and I […]

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Table Rock Mountain

Date of Adventure:  10/16/2012 Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 1.6 miles from parking lot to summit and back Those in Attendance:  Evan Grady Location:  Table Rock, Linville Gorge Table Rock is a 4,101′ mountain on the eastern rim of the Linville Gorge Wilderness, and one of the most prominent peaks around Linville Gorge. This “rock” is […]

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Printable Birkhead Wilderness Map

For those of you that don’t have a GPS or just like carrying a paper map, I created a printable map of the Birkhead Wilderness that contains most of the trails and a few points of interest. Open it here:  Birkhead Wilderness Map View more on the Birkhead Wilderness here.

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Rough Ridge

Date of Adventure:  Multiple visits Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 1.0 mile (to some awesome views) Location:  Blue Ridge Parkway near Grandfather Mountain If you are on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Grandfather Mountain and have an hour to spare, Rough Ridge is well worth your time. Although the trail goes much further, there are […]

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Birkhead Mapping Project Nearing Completion

About a year ago, frustrated with incorrect maps and signage in the Birkhead Mountain Wilderness Area, I decided that I wanted to create my own personal maps of the Birkheads. Therefore, I slowly set out with my GPS to hike as many trails as possible so that I could record accurate trail locations, intersections, and interesting […]

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Grandfather Mountain

Date of Adventure:  9/20/2014 Type of Adventure: Backpacking Total Distance Hiked: 10.6 miles Location:  Grandfather Mountain State Park, Banner Elk, NC Those in Attendance: Daniel Luther, Ashley Luther, Daniel Shue I’d be willing to bet that if you asked 100 random North Carolinian’s to name 3 NC mountains, that Grandfather Mountain would be one of the most […]

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Linville Gorge Wilderness

Date of Adventure:  9/28-30/2012 Type of Adventure: Backpacking & Camping Total Distance Backpacked: 7.2 miles Location:  Linville Gorge Wilderness, Burke County, NC Those in Attendance: Luke Teague, Christina Voncannon, Daniel Luther, Ashley McMasters If you are looking for a challenge, STOP HERE. You found it. They don’t call it the “Grand Canyon of North Carolina” for nothing. […]

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Raven Rock State Park

Date of Adventure:  3/9/2013 Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 4.3 miles Location:  Raven Rock State Park, Lillington, NC Those in Attendance: Luke Teague, Christina Voncannon, Daniel Luther, Ashley McMasters, Maycie Only 60 miles from Asheboro, Raven Rock State Park was relatively unknown to me until I had a meeting in Lillington and noticed the signs […]

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