Purchase Knob Mushroom Walk

| August 20, 2022

Purchase Knob Mushroom Walk

1.2 miles; 109 ft. total ascent; Waynesville, NC This was another Asheville Mushroom Club excursion, and it wasn’t till I got here that I realized I’d hiked here before, back in June of 2020. Last time I had to make the loooong walk up the road from the gate, but because the club was doing […]

Lake Junaluska

| March 28, 2022

Lake Junaluska

3.76 miles; 276 ft. total elevation gain; Waynesville, NC This walk had been on my radar for a while now, so I finally made the trip out to Waynesville to visit. It definitely qualifies as an “Easy Walk,” in that it’s pretty flat, and all either paved or sidewalks, and even has a shortcut you […]

Hemp Hill Knob

| June 23, 2020

5.64 miles; Waynesville, NC Ever since having gorged on Appalachian Trail books, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of “balds,” which are mountain tops devoid of big trees which give fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Well, I live in Western North Carolina, and there are more than a few of them in the area. […]

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