Adventures in Pisgah

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mt. Cammerer

Last weekend I finally got around to combining tenkara with trail running. Of course I had to climb a mountain at the start and before I ever started fishing I had almost already run a marathon.

Ouch! , is the best way I can describe this one.


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mountain bridge wilderness

The Mountain Bridge Wilderness isn't true Wilderness in the federal government sort of way but instead is wilderness in the South Carolina state park system sort of way. A big sign saying that the fee that is supposed to be $2 per person has been raised to $5 per person greeted us on our way into Jones Gap State Park and highlighted the differences between the two different types of wilderness. That being said the mountain bridge wilderness is really good stuff. Long time readers of this blog might remember the days when Jonathon and I went there with the dogs regularly. This time Jon, Yuri and I did a Rim of the Gap > Bill Kimball route which felt surprisingly easy. I guess that is what happens when you are used to running for twenty miles, not just ten. Rugged would be a good adjective with which to describe this run.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

10 day penalty

After a near marathon effort in the Smokies on Saturday I was beat on Sunday. It was pouring down rain all day but Duma was itching to go someplace so I obliged and headed to one of my favorite trails in the forest when the weather is crappy and I am feeling tired and run down: Andy Cove.

Nestled right in behind the ranger station this is a gem of a trail that Duma and I ambled along in the afternoon rain. I still don't know what happened but just after crossing the bridge I noticed what looked like a loose, bleeding sock around Duma's rear leg. It took a moment to register that he was hurt pretty good but once I did I quickly had a sock off myself and tied around his wound. Back down to the truck and then up the highway in the rain to the emergency vet. Three hours and many stitches later and Duma is recuperating quietly at home. Leave it to him and all he has been through to get hurt in a freak unknown accident on the easiest trail in the forest.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

come november


And just like that autumn in the mountains  is on. I was only able to get out late in the day on Saturday so I took the dog where the cold stuff was sure to still be..

Bearwallow Mountain Craziness:

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Sunday I headed out to Mills River for a little Bad Fork > Mountains to Sea > Trace Ridge action:

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It will be summer again before we know it. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mt. Guyot

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Excellent trail work on the AT:

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Plane Crash:

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Old Black:

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Mt. Guyot:

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