A pair raccons playing on the back porch woke me around four this morning. No need in just lying there might as well get an early start and zig zag on my bike ride in to work. Explore a little, maybe catch the sunrise!
Spent the week near the shadow of death. I needed a getaway. One that only a bike can provide. I ride into the rain. I ride through the pain. It washes away the sadness, cleansing my soul. A glimmer of light at the end of a tunnel. If only for a couple of hours a … Continue reading Washing away the grief.
Pumpkins are on the vine and summer is coming to an end. Emily suggested we have one last summer trip. Emily loves lake Jocassee and suggested a backpacking trip along the foothills trail. After weeks of studying maps, planning routes, and gathering supplies, We embarked on a three-day extended weekend journey. It turned out to … Continue reading Backpacking and swimming on the SC. Foothills trail
https://www.youtube.com/embed/UqvvkepS6jk. I made a video of my adventures here With so many forest service roads on the map and no way to be sure if they really exist. I take off on a Sunday drive to south Carolina. looking to do more section hikes on the 77 mile foothills trail and looking for the fabled … Continue reading Scouting the foothills
Today I went on one of my favorite bike rides. Love road, along the paint creek corridor. It is downhill both ways or so it seems. My friend Larry was able to join me on the bike ride but had to head out pretty early. I decided to take advantage of this time and have … Continue reading Love road with watermelon salsa
https://youtu.be/-d_wS0JWKPg I love searching out nature. It seems like I can always find a hike somewhere! Gulf shores Alabama had several hiking options they even had backcountry camping. I choose a 4-mile hike to a secluded beach in the Bon Secour national wildlife refuge.On my beach trips, my family loves to take a day to … Continue reading Gulf Shores, Alabama, hike
Sometimes you go out looking for trouble. Sometimes you are lying on a bed after a 12-hour shift, 90 degrees outside, and not enough fans in the world to cool you down. The one aimed at your feet feels like you have opened the door to a fucking blast furnace. And sometimes trouble has long legs … Continue reading A Texas tornado
After watching Evie's graduation, Sherri and I took off on a short overnight trip to Black Balsam. Going to the graduation first meant we would get to the mountain right at sunset and be hiking in the dark to the peak. I was able to get some cool photos of the tent while waiting on … Continue reading Windy mountain full moon
The Great channels in Virginia. I could not stand it any longer I had to go see for myself and I had Monday off. Dee and I have been best friends since the third grade. When we were young we explored every spot of woods we could find, caught crawdads in the creek, build tree … Continue reading The great channels