From the Travelog

Devil’s Courthouse

Devil’s Courthouse is a 5720 foot rock feature just off the Blue Ridge Parkway (mile marker 422.4) in North Carolina. Although the summit requires a short, but steep, hike, I’m categorizing it as... READ MORE

Mt Pisgah

Mt Pisgah is a 5722 foot peak just off the Blue Ridge Parkway (mile marker 407.8) in North Carolina. The stretch of the Parkway between Highways 25 and 215 is very popular, but... READ MORE

Table Rock Summit

I’ve hiked most of the trails in Table Rock State Park, but I somehow managed to avoid climbing to the 3124 foot summit of the mountain. I think it was always too crowded... READ MORE

Clingmans Dome Loop

Clingmans Dome is the largest mountain in Tennessee and the high point of the 2189-mile Appalachian Trail. I recently had a couple of days free between some work trips. Since I rarely get... READ MORE

John Muir Trail

When I was going through my divorce in 2016, I gave a lot of thought to quitting work for half a year or more to hike the 3100-mile Continental Divide Trail. I thought... READ MORE