Warren Wilson River Trail

| December 3, 2020

Warren Wilson River Trail

6.26 miles; 94 feet total ascent; Asheville and Swannanoa, NC Today’s hike was a kinder gentler jaunt on a mostly flat river trail, which may have technically been illegal, as the trail, which is on the property of Warren Wilson College, is closed to the general public due to COVID considerations. This hike started and […]

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 […]

Wolf Knob Loop

| November 20, 2020

Wolf Knob Loop

8.2 miles; 965 feet total ascent; Asheville, NC This was a great hike. Why? First, because it was a great day… cool, crisp, and sunny. Second, because it was long enough to satisfy me. Third, because good grief, the views from the highest points! Fourth, because I found a couple cool detour/shortcuts. And fifth, because […]

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 […]

Homestead, Pinetree, & Explorer Trails

| November 6, 2020

Homestead, Pinetree, & Explorer Trails

7.7 miles; 595 feet ascent; Asheville, NC Really beginning to love this trail complex, despite the mad number of mountain bikers who also use it. The second half of the Explorer Loop Trail, which I hiked clockwise, was one of the best walks in the woods I think I’ve ever had. Gorgeous. Soothing. Serene. You […]

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 […]

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