Have you ever visited a place that captures your heart and comforts your soul?   A place that seems to resonate with every part of your being, down to your very core?  One that makes your inner voice tap you […]
Life is not easy.  We tend to approach situations with predefined expectations based on our past experiences.  And we want rainbows and unicorns as the result.  Instead, Life often gives us lemons and toads.  It’s during these times that we […]
Chances are, if you have read anything about the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, it contained the words rugged, strenuous, or challenging.  My recent backpacking trip to the Gorge can confirm, that while very accurate, these words still do not depict […]
This past weekend was my first out of town hike this year.  I did the long hike option, which turned out to be 17 miles.  I found the trail to be rather easy.  But easy is relative.  We started at […]