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2nd Annual WNC Jeepfest in Maggie Valley, NC

2nd Annual WNC Jeepfest in Maggie Valley, NC

We had a great time at the 2nd Annual WNC JeepFest! There were lots and lots of great looking Jeeps, vendors, FOOD TRUCKS, climbing challenges, and Jeep rides in Maggie Valley, NC. They estimated there were just under 3,000 in attendance at this year's event. The...

Kayaks on Lake Glenville, NC – WNC Mountain Lake

Kayaks on Lake Glenville, NC – WNC Mountain Lake

Video Below - Kayaking on Lake Glenville in NC It's May in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina and that means you never know what kind of weather you will experience in the next 15 minutes. Though the air temp was a little chilly, Debra and I chose to...

Facts About the Appalachian Trail

Facts About the Appalachian Trail

Just a few facts about the Appalachian Trail. Video recorded at the Cheese Factory between Indian Grave Gap and Dick's Creek Gap Also read: Coyotes and Monsoons on the App Trail in North Georgia

Unicoi Gap to Dick’s Creek Gap on the Appalachian Trail

Unicoi Gap to Dick’s Creek Gap on the Appalachian Trail

Debra and I were recently invited by her brother, John to join him on a two-day hike on the Appalachian (Appa-latch-uhn) Trail. This is a 15.8-mile hike from Unicoi Gap to Dick’s Creek Gap between Helen and Hiawassee in Georgia. Read about the trip here: "Coyotes and...

Coyotes and Monsoons on the App Trail in North Georgia

Coyotes and Monsoons on the App Trail in North Georgia

Tell me again…why were we walking 7 plus miles in a monsoon? I can guarantee you that I wouldn’t be this wet sitting at home watching TV. Oh, but the stories you will have. “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.” — Marcus Purvis Debra and I were recently...

13 Things To Do On a Rainy Day in the 828 Great Smoky Mountains

13 Things To Do On a Rainy Day in the 828 Great Smoky Mountains

They say, “If you don’t like the weather in WNC, wait 5 minutes.” You like warm sunny days hanging out by a waterfall? We’ve got plenty of that.You prefer a slight chill in the air as you hike a mountain trail? Yep, we’ve got that too.You love a light rain that cools...

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