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Grandfather Mountain

Various images from visits to Grandfather Mountain. Read More

Linville Falls

One of the oldest waterfalls in the area at milepost 316.4. Read More

Blue Ridge Parkway

Take a look at the many images from the Blue Ridge Parkway around Boone, Linville and other towns. Read More

Big C's Tailgate

The best tailgate in the High Country dedicated to the positive promotion of the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Read More

Trail TREKs - Traversing the High Country

A collection of short stories and photos from my many hikes in the western mountains of North Carolina. There is Read More
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Category Archives: Blog

Walking on Air

High Country Grizzlies

Malachai Jones flies high in a game vs the Sharks during the 2017 season. I earned a 3rd place for this image for the 2017 NC Press Awards.

Love My Mountaineers
















This was a shot taken of me from Dave Mayo at a home game last season.


A True Patriot

Allison Lamb caught me standing with the paratroopers who brought in the ball.

God Spoke to me Today

A trail message that I will never forget
Linville River

View up the Linville River after coming down the Linville Gorge Trail from the Babel Trail.

A hike down the Babel trail on a rather hot and muggy day yielded me a pleasant conversation with a woman from Cornelius, NC. She was teaching her rescue dog how to be a good trail hiking buddy. He was doing pretty good for the most part but all the smells seemed to overwhelm him at times. His name was Lucky.

Anyway, God spoke to me today when I found a coin laying on the trail just visible on a flat rock. At first I thought it was a bottle cap but when I picked it up to place in my pocket I noticed a cross all the way through and inscriptions on both sides.

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Fall Color Top 10

Fall on the Parkway

Autumn in the mountains of North Carolina draws people from all over the country. During peak season the surrounding area is flooded with leaf lookers searching for some spectacular color combinations.

Those who ride in the car can travel the back roads and the Blue Ridge Parkway for the easy views. Many opt to hike in and capture their favorite panoramic shots on the many trails available in the High Country. Below are some of the trail selected that produce the best color for those who seek the beauty and the adventure in one package.

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