Trip Reports

 

A North Carolina Family Adventure

Aug 5th, 2010:  My family and I did a 10-day hiking, climbing, camping, and canoeing trip July 15-24. We camped, hiked, and climbed at Pilot Mountain State Park north of Winston-Salem Thurs.-Sun. (and took a day trip...

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Perfect Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

Jul 26th, 2010:  We just returned from Rocky Mountain National Park. We had 5 nights to camp and 5 days to hike, and it was an incredible experience. Simply waking up and zipping open the tent to see the view from camp...

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Calloway Peak Hike 07/11/10

Jul 19th, 2010:  On Sunday I had the opportunity to hike up to Calloway Peak on Grandfather Mountain. My buddy Ryan was with me, as well as my son Silas. This was the first time Silas has been to Calloway Peak, so it...

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San Diego and La Jolla, California

Jul 5th, 2010:  The San Diego/La Jolla area offers beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean with trails along the coast. Numerous pelicans, harbor seals and sea lions are within easy walking distance. I loved the various...

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Wilson Creek Camping

Jul 2nd, 2010:  The first of June, Mat and I went to Wilson Creek in the Pisgah National Forest, for the first time. The drive was beautiful, winding down Roseboro Road, everything in the forest neon green, with a sweet...

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Boundary Waters Canoe Trip July '06

Jul 2nd, 2010:  My wife and I drove from Boone, all the way to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The lakes were so peaceful, the campsites could not have been better, the weather was warm but not terribly hot, and the water...

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A quickie overnight on Steele Creek

Jun 25th, 2010:  A few of us from the shop got together to camp out on Steele Creek the night of June 12. We left after work, and had plenty of daylight to get set up and gather some firewood before it got too dark.

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Rhododendron Near Bloom on Grandfather

Jun 25th, 2010:  On Wednesday June 23 my wife and I had a rare day off together during the week, so we went hiking on Grandfather Mountain. We took the Nuwati and Cragway trails from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Utah Skiing January '10

Jan 31st, 2010:  My favorite place to ski is in Utah, and we had an opportunity to ski a few days again this past January. Hanes recently introduced me to Snowbasin, and what a mountain! We always hit Alta and the 'Bird,...

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Great Times in the Rockies

Jul 6th, 2009:  My wife and I traveled to Rocky Mountain National Park in June. We met one of my best childhood friends out there and his family. They have 3 kiddos, and it was fun to camp and hike with them all.

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