Beaver Lake

| January 1, 2022

Beaver Lake

2.25 miles; 16 ft. total ascent; Asheville, NC This post is a composite of many, many walks around this pretty suburban lake. I’m here at least once a week. Beaver Lake is part private park, Lakeview Park, and part Audubon Bird Sanctuary. You can also rent boats and kayaks here in the summer. The bird […]

Jane Bald from Carver’s Gap

| September 24, 2021

Jane Bald from Carver's Gap

3.27 miles; 613 ft. total elevation; Roan Mountain, TN Whew. It’s not a lot of mileage, but it’s probably one of the most spectacular hikes I’ve ever done. I got the idea to try to hit some sections of the Appalachian Trail, since it’s really not far from where I am nowadays, and I picked […]

Fonta Flora Loop Trail

| June 22, 2021

Fonta Flora Loop Trail

3.74 miles; 418 ft. total ascent; Morgantown, NC Was looking for something a bit less strenuous, and this hike fit the bill. It’s a lollipop loop that starts from a little county-owned park in Morgantown and heads down to the shore of Lake Saint James, then circles back. It’s actually a tiny section of a […]

Clarksville Greenway

| April 26, 2021

Clarksville Greenway

4.3 miles; 83 ft. total ascent; Clarksville, TN Visiting with family (FINALLY!) in Central Tennessee, and my sister-in-law and I felt like getting out and doing some walking, so we chose this local greenway/rails-to-trails path in Clarksville. [Insert Monkees song lyrics here] It was a flat paved walk that was getting a lot of use […]

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 […]

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. […]

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