Pink Beds Loop Trail

| April 6, 2021

Pink Beds Loop Trail

6.3 miles; 276 ft. total elevation; Brevard, NC I was intrigued by the name of this route, although I wasn’t there at a time when the rhodys and mountain laurels would be in bloom, I was still excited to see it. It gets its name, by the way… well, lemme outsource the description to the […]

Pinetree & Explorer Loops

| January 14, 2021

Pinetree & Explorer Loops

5.6 miles; 434 ft. total ascent; Asheville, NC Another trip around these two pretty trails. I saw nary a soul for the first 3 or so miles, then it was trail runners and mountain bikers up the wazoo. Just goes to show, you really have to keep alert. These are still, imo, some of the […]

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 […]

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