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Tale of the Tail

Tuesday started in Knoxville and ended at the Iron Horse motorcycle lodge, an inn, hostel, and campground specifically for those on two wheels.

I programmed the GPS for the long way around, saving the scenic mountain routes for tomorrow, without my top heavy luggage. 478 more words

Trip Report

Never Met a Stranger

After my accidental ride through the “tail of the dragon”, I arrived at the rural motor cycle campground tired and a little disoriented. I was sitting on the bunkhouse stairs looking blankly at my scooter, trying to figure out what I still needed to do. 560 more words

Trip Report

Wayah Bald

Introductory Guide to Visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park Area

Hiking from Wayah Gap to Wayah Bald is a fun, moderate 8.5 mile hike.  The view from a top the stone observation tower has to be among the best in the area. 1,584 more words


Standing Indian Mountain

Introductory Guide to Visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park Area

Standing Indian is a pleasant five mile (round trip) hike along the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina’s Southern Nantahala Wilderness.   1,857 more words


'Unplugged' vacation recalls carefree youth

Day by Day

‘Unplugged’ vacation recalls carefree youth

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June 28, 2016

I’m glad I was born in the early 1950s. 724 more words


Vacation, faster on-boarding times and new stuff!!

Well first thing is first, vacation.  We went to The Smokies.  Had a blast, went white water rafting, Zip-lining, Dollywood, Forbidden Caverns, some hiking.  I could have done with MORE hiking.   434 more words

Buttery Soft Leggings

A Week on the Appalachian Trail Reading Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau writes in “Walking,” that every walk is a crusade, and declares sauntering an art. I set out this summer to hike about 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail, bringing a copy of Thoreau’s… 982 more words