Another Bent Creek Loop

| January 4, 2021

Another Bent Creek Loop

7.8 miles; 640 feet total ascent; Asheville, NC I may be finally getting jaded about the trails in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest. This one was fine, but nothing special. Large portion of forest road, and some trails I’ve been on before… meh. Or maybe it’s just me. (Hike 1/52 of the 52-hike challenge). Bent […]

Top Ten Hikes of 2020 and Auntie Gets Meta Part 2

| January 3, 2021

Top Ten Hikes of 2020 and Auntie Gets Meta Part 2

Not that 2020 had a lot of great things going for it, but still, some of these hikes were pretty amazing. #5 Wolf Knob Loop As I said at the top of the post for this hike, it was great. Perfect weather, a lot of ascent but nothing I couldn’t handle, and I got all […]

Top Ten Hikes of 2020 Part 1 and Auntie Gets Meta

| January 2, 2021

Top Ten Hikes of 2020 Part 1 and Auntie Gets Meta

I know I didn’t get my act together last year to post a Top Ten of 2019. In my defense, I sold my house and moved out of state right at the end of December, so it kind of slipped my mind. Apologies. Additionally 2020 has been for all of us one humdinger of a […]

Bent Creek Loop

| December 22, 2020

Bent Creek Loop

9.15 miles; 1,261-feet total ascent; Asheville That’s kind of a generic name, but there are so many trails in this area. This hike included parts of the Boyd Branch Trail, the Boyd Logging Trail, the Little Hickory Top Trail, North Boundary Road, the Greens Lick Trail, Laurel Branch Road, and the Lower Sidehill Trails. It […]

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 […]

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