Monthly Archives: May 2013

North Carolina peakbagging trip: Day 5

My knees were actually feeling a little better after the easy hiking day and the weather again was supposed to just be afternoon thunderstorms.  So, Friday morning I headed west about 20 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway to a … Continue reading

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North Carolina peakbagging trip: Day 4

After more than 30 miles, 9600 vertical feet (a record), and 16 peaks (another record) in three days, I really needed an easier day.  My good knee was more sore than my bad knee!  But, even with more clouds expected, … Continue reading

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North Carolina peakbagging trip: Day 3

Although slightly modified in the second case, I had done my two hardest days, but with the continued great weather, I couldn’t justify my truly easy day.  Again, I ended up modifying things to sort of combine peaks from two … Continue reading

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North Carolina peakbagging trip: Day 2

I had a day planned for Mount Mitchell and surrounding peaks, and decided to do it on my second day.  My hotel was just a short drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, and especially on a weekday morning, that made … Continue reading

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North Carolina peakbagging trip: Day 1

I arrived at Stecoah Gap at sunrise in cool, clear weather to climb Cheoah Bald, a major highpoint along the Appalachian Trail:

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North Carolina peakbagging trip: Introduction

I’m trying to start a tradition of flying somewhere for a hiking trip in mid-May when I can usually take a week off.  It’s the wrong time of year for much of the Rockies due to snowcover, and I bagged … Continue reading

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