Sunday, November 20, 2016

Get Lost


Foster was a little impatient this morning. Let's go! 


Bob's Place. One day I'm going in. 



We're having a forest fire 



Beautiful color around Lake Jocassee today




Choices...

video



Foz









Here's a photo of the smoke from the Pinnacle Mountain forest fires. Sad times. 


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Jeep Adventure

We recently replaced my aging Ford Escape with a Wrangler. Why didn't I buy one of these sooner?! Jenny & I were able to do a quick overnight trip this weekend in the Rocky Bottom, SC area. Good times! 


On the way out. Love the Jeep! 


Nothing but views on this trail (Horsepasture Road)


Needs a rack, right? 


Jumping off rock and an amazing view of Lake Jocassee


Jenny... taking a moment


Non-stop vistas


Sunset. No words. 


Gourmet dinner and perfect weather


Home sweet home


GREAT weekend trip. We can't wait to explore more!!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Paris Mountain Over & Back

I'm lucky to live on the lower edge of Paris Mountain. I can leave the house and immediately begin climbing. One of my favorite quick torture routes is an out and over. This video shows some of the downhills on that route.



https://vimeo.com/174259346


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Swamp Rabbit Trail

We have a wonderful rails to trails project here in Greenville, SC called the Swamp Rabbit Trail. I recently took the time to do yo-yo of it on the Singular monstercross. Good times.



Greenville... just an amazing town. The Swamp Rabbit Trail runs right by this waterfall.


Here's the GPS track of my ride. Approximately 32 miles out and back.


My beautiful mug near the falls.


Rode the Singular Peregrine monstercross today.


Beautiful trail end to end


The end... proper southern kudzu and weeds.






Tuesday, October 20, 2015

25 Miles on the Palmetto Trail in 24 Hours



Dad & I went on a nice walk on the Palmetto Trail this past weekend. 



 I believe this is Round Mountain. 

 Dad showing us all how to do a log crossing. 










 I came upon a fork in the road...

 We tried to bushwhack our way from the Palmetto to the Foothills Trail system a few times. We failed a few times. We did find world class Laurel brambles. 



 A rolling stone gathers no moss. 

 This one means something to me. 


Sunday, September 14, 2014

DuPont National Forest

If you haven't given DuPont a whirl, do yourself a favor and give it a go. Its about an hour from home  for me but worth the drive. The forest is a nicely marked system of single track and forest service trails. There is an unusually high density of vistas and nice falls. Beautiful lakes with crystal clear water are thrown in here and there for good measure. Its a GREAT place to explore on bike and do a little bikepacking.

I did a 20 mile, 2,000 ft elevation ride yesterday morning. Here are the views:

Map of the ride. I recommend taking the 
Western North Carolina Trail Guide: DuPont State Recreational Forest Map

Covered bridge just above high falls

High Falls

Lush

Picture perfect lakes

Lunch break. Love my Trail Designs Fissure and Trapper's Mug

Moss

Still smiling