River Arts District

| January 18, 2021

River Arts District

3.86 miles*; 118 ft. total ascent; Asheville, NC Today I did a pleasant stroll through Asheville’s River Arts District, which is a part of town mostly occupied by artist’s studios, art galleries, coffee shops, music venues, restaurants, and bars. Most of which are currently either closed or open by appointment only, alas. But you can […]

Riverside Cemetery

| January 15, 2021

Riverside Cemetery

6.35 miles; 454 ft. total ascent; Asheville, NC [Note: the stats above include my walk to and from. The website claims to have 3 1/2 miles of paved paths, but color me skeptical. I covered about a mile and a half inside the gates, and I would guess I saw at least half of it… […]

Another River Walk

| January 10, 2021

Another River Walk

4.5 miles; 298 ft. total ascent; Asheville, NC It was a cold, very bright sunny day here in Asheville. Thought I’d take a quick walk before the NFL playoff games started, so I walked down Riverview Ave., through the Dog Park, and back along the “informal” river trail on the west bank of the river. […]

Quick River Walk

| November 30, 2020

Quick River Walk

4.18 miles; 422 feet total ascent; Asheville, NC Sometimes I’m just not feeling it when it comes to hiking in the woods. On the other hand, sometimes I just gotta get out and walk someplace, anyplace. Today I decided to do a walk along the banks of the French Broad River. The river runs north-south […]

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 […]

Lake Powhatan Loop

| November 2, 2020

Lake Powhatan Loop

4.7 miles; 383 feet total ascent; Asheville, NC This was a route I basically created using the “make route” function in gaia.gps. The app allows you to draw a route, it snaps to existing trails and roads, so you get a pretty good estimation of the mileage and ascent. The mileage wasn’t entirely accurate, but […]

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