First Day Of Fall

I am entirely aware of how alone I am. Not a soul on the trail besides my own, joined only by the chirps of the birds as they hop from tree to tree. There is only silence around me, I take little comfort in my solitude. Every noise a thunderous crashing, courtesy of hopping squirrels…

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Happy Anniversary!

Things have been busier than normal at work, I’ve been working more hours than normal, so I apologize for the lack of posts lately, but things are beginning to slow down for a little bit so I’ll be back in full force soon! That being said, I’ve still been finding the time to get outside.…

Shining Rock Wilderness

This entire year has been a life changing experience for me. Especially in terms of hiking and backpacking. My favorite trip thus far was my first multi-night backpacking trip through the Shining Rock Wilderness. Up until that point I had only backpacked a few times, the hikes in and out were short and relatively easy,…

Black Balsam Knob

I went on a short sunrise hike in October to the top of Black Balsam Knob. What I saw that morning was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. I have yet to find the right words to describe the beauty that stretched out before me. To preface the pictures, the world…