Thoughts on having a hiking partner

On Wednesday a friend who was planning to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail this year suggested that she would like to join me in thru-hiking the Great Eastern Trail instead. 2,315 more words

Appalachian Trail

Nothing Like A Mountain Sunrise

Sometimes when you have to get up at the crack of dawn, even if you are still half asleep, you can see some of the most amazing sights in the sky.

Harlan County

Cranks, Kentucky 40820

Cranks Creek, Kentucky is the southeastern most community in Harlan County, Kentucky along US 421 as you drive near the Virginia border.  This post office is on the list of post offices that the US Postal Service has said it will close.   12 more words

Harlan County

Ski the Smokies

I hope you enjoy this wintry post from my attempt at cross-country skiing in North Carolina last winter, when we actually had snow. This essay was first published in the December/January issue of  609 more words

Outdoors

So who is Cameo?

Hi, my name is Cameo Jonas and I am senior public relations student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, so I am still considered a yankee in the South. 116 more words

Cameo Jonas

Edward R. Talley Bridge, Kyles Ford Tennessee

I have always had a fascination with old metal bridges.  It’s a real shame that as they age, they are being replaced by boring, dull concrete bridges with no character and no uniqueness.   79 more words

The Blackwater Community of Lee County, Virginia

There is a semi interesting story as to why I ever went to Blackwater in the first place.   Back in 2008 when I was working at Walmart in Jonesville I worked in lawn and garden so I was outside for a big part of my day.   292 more words