Shut-in, Explorer, & Sleepy Gap Loop

| November 13, 2020

Shut-in, Explorer, & Sleepy Gap Loop

5 miles; 900 feet total ascent; Asheville, NC This wasn’t exactly the route I had originally planned, but I wasn’t able to park where I thought I needed to, so revised the route. I also took a bit of a shortcut, which was harder than I thought it would be, so that was kind of […]

MTS—French Broad Overlook to Route 25

| November 5, 2020

MTS—French Broad Overlook to Route 25

6.6 miles; 507 feet ascent; Asheville and Arden, NC Did my “Lyft” thing today. Parked at the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Parking area off Route 25 and got a Lyft ride to the French Broad Overlook and hiked back. This is much better for me than an out-and-back, because I am so deeply and fundamentally lazy that […]

Hard Times/Owl Ridge Loop

| October 23, 2020

Hard Times/Owl Ridge Loop

7.7 miles; 524 feet ascent; Asheville, NC A variation on the Hard Times/Arboretum Loop which I thought would be shorter but, no, nope, not shorter at all. Longer. Okay. Also, at about the 4.9 mile mark, it started to rain, and I mean RAIN. I got very wet. Although I must say I loved the […]

FW: Sleepy Gap to Bent Creek River Park

| October 12, 2020

FW: Sleepy Gap to Bent Creek River Park

7.7 miles; 475′ ascent; Arden and Asheville, NC Another Feisty Women hike. This has a heck of a lot less ascent than it felt like. Most of the climbing is at the beginning. Only had to stop while gasping for air once, so getting better. We had a lot of rain this past weekend as […]

Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Craven Gap to the Folk Art Center

| September 26, 2020

Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Craven Gap to the Folk Art Center

7.2 miles; Asheville, NC This was a “Feisty Women” hike and hooowee this was a hard one for me. Lugging my extra 20 Covid pounds up and down the hills was just not fun, and I ended up at the end of the group. Again. Good news? No major disasters, although we were warned there […]

Hominy Creek Greenway

| April 6, 2020

.85 miles; Asheville, NC Pretty little trail that follows Hominy Creek. It was only .85-mile long, but the walk to and from was “a bit” longer than that. I totaled 7-1/2 miles on this stroll. Walking through West Asheville is always fun. There are some pretty interesting shops and restaurants, including this one, one of […]

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