Goodbye North Carolina. It was fun while it lasted, but all good things must come to an end. The last adventure of the summer was a great one. Now that school is starting the adventures will be fewer and farther in between. But it has been an adventure packed summer. We packed up our tent this morning and headed north out of North Carolina and into Tennessee. Our one last stop before heading home was a visit to Greeneville and the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Today was one of the more relaxing days of our mini-vacation. In the morning we visited the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Sandburg's home, Connemarra,
Monday, August 18, 2008
Besides our summit of the highest point in South Carolina, we also spent some time today exploring Pisgah National Forest. We visited Looking Glass Falls,
Sunday, August 17, 2008
After our hike up Mount Cammerer, Noelle and I got back in the old Civic and headed southwest to the Jackrabbit Campground where we spent the night. We woke up this morning, packed up the tent and headed south to Brasstown Bald. We parked at the junction of GA 180 and GA 180 Spur. Then we hit the trail, hiking up Jack's Knob Trail to the most enormous parking lot I've ever seen on a mountain.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
This morning Noelle and I woke up in our hotel room in Knoxville and quickly hit the road. We grabbed some breakfast at Hardee's before heading to the easternmost section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Big Creek Ranger Station was our driving destination for the start of our hike up Mount Cammerer.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
here. The good finish has Eric thinking about a possible marathon attempt in the spring. We'll have to see though.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Noelle and I awoke to a pouring rain this morning. It made it pretty difficult to get out of the tent. When we finally got moving, we drove to get some breakfast at a West Virginia chain called Tudor's Biscuit World. A descent breakfast. We then headed to the National Park Service visitor center where we watched the video, checked out the exhibits, and walked to the New River Bridge overlook.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
New River in West Virginia. We woke up in our tent at the ACE Adventure Center and signed in for our trip at 7:30. We were on the river by about 9:30. Right off the bat we hit some small rapids, just a warm up for what was to come. The great thing about the trip is the mixture of whitewater and a few flatwater sections that make for some good swimming.