GSMNP – More Beautiful Weather…And Still No Hordes!!!

Photo album for this trip Day Four: Big Creek Campground (9.3 mi) Once more, we're on the trail a bit earlier than the day before but not nearly as early as we should.  We have a few more miles to cover and we plan on taking a long break at Mt Cammerer observation tower.  It's … Continue reading GSMNP – More Beautiful Weather…And Still No Hordes!!!

GSMNP – Some Great Trail…And No Hordes!!!

Photo album for this trip I've FINALLY gotten around to documenting this last trip.  The week-long hike was absolutely fantastic.  A bit harder for Loonie than I anticipated but with respect to the weather, we couldn't have asked for anything more.  The scenery was spectacular as well.  The brilliant Fall colors didn't really kick in … Continue reading GSMNP – Some Great Trail…And No Hordes!!!

Pine Grove Furnace State Park to Boiling Springs, PA Complete!

To complete the trifecta of our trip out East, Loonie, her sister Kristy and I did a slow stroll from Boiling Springs, PA back to Pine Grove Furnace State Park.  The main objectives of the trip, completing Shenandoah National Park and filling in the gap up to Bears Den Hostel in VA, were accomplished.  This … Continue reading Pine Grove Furnace State Park to Boiling Springs, PA Complete!