Hiking

Gear Test – Sealskinz waterproof socks. Wet shoes, dry feet – Waterproof sock, and they worked. Now I have a footwear solution for snowy trails. It’s just a shame I didn’t get these before it snowed. One-minute read, +1

Footpath to Kingley Vale. Vacation Day 9. Today we went for a short hike with Marcelle and Charlie (the dog).

Yew, Pumpkin, & Feather – evidence of fairies in the woods.

The yew trees at Kingley Vale are large and old (400 years or so), they are also weirdly contorted as can be seen here.

View from the Devil’s Humps, Kingley Vale. 3 pictures

View from Kingley Vale – It all looks very peaceful now, but Kingley Vale was formerly used for artillery practice.

South Downs – Hiking at Kingley Vale

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. +3

Dry Falls – Panorama.

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.

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

Woods Fork – Panorama

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. Two-minute read, 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

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