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Nov. 19, 2016

A busy 24 hours. After yesterday’s ride I drove to Blowing Rock and camped in the front yard of grandmother’s mountain retreat. My brother Bill (and I – after paying for girl’s college) bought it from family and spent the day on upkeep. 18 more words

Blowing Rock

Grandfather Mountain Hike

We Torgs used a day off from school (thank you for your service, Veterans!) to drive east and hike at Grandfather Mountain near Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina. 151 more words


Annual Events: GHOST TRAIN at TWEETSIE RAILROAD, Blowing Rock

Fall weekends in the High Country just aren’t complete without the mournful wail of the haunted Ghost Train and its spectral engineer Casey Bones, as they take over Tweetsie Railroad after dark! 554 more words

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The Mountains Are Calling

You know that quote, “The mountains are calling and I must go,” I’m pretty sure that really happens to me.  I’m also pretty sure it’s hereditary.   340 more words

The Blue Ridge Parkway

In 2001, my mom and I moved to Charlotte, NC from Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cochabamba, a beautiful urban city in the heart of Bolivia is known for its cuisine and perfect weather. 533 more words

Vacation and new images

Well I’m back from vacation and I have a lot of new images to show you plus a couple trail reports.  We went to Blowing Rock, North Carolina and then vacationed from home for a few days.  306 more words

Alison Thomas

Voyages: Hickory & Blowing Rock [@NorthCarolina]

Last weekend I had a hankering to get away from the city. My usual preference would be to go to the ocean but that trip is more of a commitment down here so the second best choice was to get up into the mountains. 1,049 more words