HICKORY NUT GORGE

HICKORY NUT GORGE

Karen’s brother Shawn and his wife Laurie arrived in Charlotte from Texas on Thursday (10-19-17). Our good friend Jim loaned us his cabin in Hickory Nut Gorge for the weekend and we headed to Lake Lure early Friday. All the warm weather we’ve enjoyed this...
FOGGY MOUNTAINS’ CRAGGY PINNACLE

FOGGY MOUNTAINS’ CRAGGY PINNACLE

The hike to Craggy Pinnacle is only 1.4-miles round trip. The easy access off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville makes the 360-degree panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains a popular destination. We left early Saturday (10-14-17) to beat the crowds and enjoy one of...
ALLURING JAGGED ROCK OUTCROPS

ALLURING JAGGED ROCK OUTCROPS

Because we can never do enough on our frequent forays in the Carolinas, we added visits to nearby Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock State Parks during our weekend in Mt. Airy (9/30-31/17). Jagged Rock outcrops call to us and we are usually rewarded with spectacular...
MAYBERRY’S MOUNT AIRY

MAYBERRY’S MOUNT AIRY

Andy Griffith spent his childhood and teen years in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Old Town in Mt. Airy is a treasure trove of dedication to “The Andy Griffith Show.” Karen and I spent the afternoon and evening of Saturday (9-30-17) ‘tourist...

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