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Black Mountains XVII (the Great loop), 5/15

May 24-26, 2015 ~30 miles I have never gone backpacking in May, ever.  But Bob was turning a significant number on the birthday odometer and I suggested we should go walking to mark the event.  He said OK but he … Continue reading

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Black Mountains XIV, 8/11, (Traverse of the range)

Aug. 5 & 6 29 miles Chasing the Bear The Black Mountains, while appearing to be all tangled up with the Blue Ridge and the Great Craggy mountains, are technically a separate geologic formation that forms a J shaped ridge … Continue reading

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Black Mountains XIII, 8/10, (circumnavigation above 5500′ using the W. side route)

Aug. 6-8, 2010 29 miles Gear list To celebrate Bob’s 60th birthday and the 40th anniversary of my first backpacking trip we took an uncharacteristic summer trip, in fact it is the only time we have hiked together not between … Continue reading

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Black Mtns. XI (Buncombe Horse trail), 8/08

August 8 & 9, 2008 20 hours on the highest peak east of the Mississippi The highest point in the eastern United States is 170 miles from my farm.  I can drive to the top in three and a half … Continue reading

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MST (Craggy Gardens loop), 11/08

Nov. 28,29  2008 ~24 miles Since Lee left town Bob and I can’t seem to get anyone to go on the Thanksgiving Death March trips, can’t figure it out?  Death March six started Friday after Thanksgiving because I had family … Continue reading

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