Looking Glass Rock

Looking Glass Rock

Looking Glass Rock is one of the most iconic views in North Carolina. It is perfect for climbers and hikers, alike. But don’t worry, these two outdoor groups rarely meet on the trail because they use different areas of the mountain. This trail is located off of...
Top Ten Hiking Essentials

Top Ten Hiking Essentials

When planning for a hike, whether a day hike or a backpacking trip, it is important to make sure you pack all of the essentials to keep you safe in the outdoors. Here are the top ten hiking essentials (in no particular order): Navigation (map and compass) It is always...
Our First Backpacking Trip

Our First Backpacking Trip

Preparing to backpack At the beginning of 2017, we decided that we wanted to take our hiking adventures to another level with backpacking. We began to do some research on the items we would need – a tent, stove, bigger backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads,...
Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain

Dupont State Forest is known as a mountain bikers paradise, but there are a few hidden hiking gems in this area. One of those hidden gems is Stone Mountain. While we would love to keep this trail a secret, we know it is just too good not to share. One of our favorite...
Black Balsam/Tennent Mountain

Black Balsam/Tennent Mountain

Views, views, views… if you are looking for gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, then Black Balsam is the trail for you. The trail starts by immediately climbing up the Art Loeb Spur trail. While it is a bit of a climb, it is only half a mile and there are...