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Hiking

Self portrait of Gary Allman at the junction of the Pilots and Pole Hollow trails, Hercules Glades Wilderness. November 2018.

Hercules Glades Backpacking in November. Van problems forced me to select a nearby trail for a late fall break. Another visit to Hercules Glades was on the cards. [53 pictures, lots of words and one short video]

At The End Of The Hike – The temperature was in the 80s, and I had just finished my hike with 920′ of elevation gain, so I’m allowed to look a little sweaty. [4 pictures]

Dry Falls – Panorama. [1 picture]

Dry Falls – We’ve never seen more than a trickle pouring over these falls. They obviously run well when it rains, even if only briefly. [1 picture]

Twin Trunks – I loved the way the light caught these two trees on either side of the creek bed. [1 picture]

Woods Fork – Panorama [1 picture]

Woods Fork – Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area [2 pictures]

Photograph of Gary Allman on the hiking trails at Kanuga -- Near Hendersonville, North Carolina

Kanuga Hiking Selfies. [3 pictures]

Kanuga’s Trails. An afternoon hike on Kanuga’s Yellow and Red trails. [6 pictures]

Lake Kanuga. [3 pictures]

Day Hike on the Busiek Yellow Trail. Today we decided to take one of the easier trails, and spend a bit of time looking around. [30 Pictures]

Woods Fork, Busiek. Just below the bridge by the east parking Lot. [2 pictures]

Creek Crossing. There are a total of five places where you have to cross Woods Fork. [3 pictures]

Snack Break. We stopped at the Woods Fork crossing to have a quick break. [4 pictures]

Ginger crossing Woods Fork, and a couple of views of the ridge to the south. [3 pictures.]

Decimation. The lower ground alongside the creek took quite a beating during the recent rain and this area must have looked very impressive when Woods Fork flooded. [3 pictures]

Easy Hiking. The colors and way that the vines were over-running the trees were asking to be captured. [4 pictures]

Trail Closed. This is the start of ‘The Van Trail’ For a closed trail it gets quite a lot of traffic. [1 picture]

Dropping Down towards Woods Fork. [6 pictures]

Edge – Getting near the glades on the Busiek Red / Yellow Trail. [4 pictures]

Spring Daffodils – Carter Family Cemetery – Busiek Red / Yellow Trail. We hiked up the ridge and past the Carter Family Cemetery. [3 pictures]

Overlooking Woods Fork. At the top of the ridge of the Yellow/Silver trail I’ve noticed a side-trail. [4 pictures]

About to Descend. Notice how the trail disappears from view here? It’s steep and covered in loose gravel. [2 pictures]

Gnarly Tree. I love the shape and look of this trail-side tree. [3 pictures]

The Unknown Joys of Cartography. Several years ago we made a map … [Words only]

Peak Design Capture Pro Camera Clip (and a New Tripod) [5 pictures]

Gary Field Testing The Peak Design Capture Pro

Gary & Ginger on the Silver Trail at Busiek. [8 pictures]

Beginning of the Hike [2 pictures]

A warm break in the weather sent us scurrying out to get some miles on the trail, this time we opted for Busiek’s Orange Trail. [18 pictures + Map]

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