Rugged hike to Calloway Peak, high point of Grandfather Mountain State Park.I went up the Nuwati Trail to the Cragway Trail and got on the Daniel Boone Boy Scout Trail at the Flat Rock Trail junction. Trip write-up at Two Heel Drive.
Weather is the main concern on Grandfather Mountain: Thunderstorms are common on summer afternoons, and the peak is fogged in many days of the year.
Today was opening day and a free day at Centennial Village. I decided to take advantage and do a different Virtual Field Trip to include on my Greeley History Website.
I was able to tour the inside of homes that I have not been able to see before. And the trolley (street car) has been refurbished.
Bring picnic lunches. No food or drink is allowed inside any of the buildings.
Cemoro Lawang - Penanjakan - Cemoro Lawang.
14 Day Indonesia Trip: 25 April( Kuta, Bali) - 8 May, 2010(Jakarta).Room Rent for 2 persons:4 nights at Poppies Lane II in Kuta, Bali 4 X Rp 82.0001 night at Banyuwangi, East Java Rp 45.0001 night at Probolinggo, East Java Rp 65.0001 night at Cemoro Lawang(Mount Bromo), East Java Rp 65.
Kuta - Ubud - Tegalalang - Ubud - Kuta.
14 Day Indonesia Trip: 25 April( Kuta, Bali) - 8 May, 2010(Jakarta).
Room Rent for 2 persons:
4 nights at Poppies Lane II in Kuta, Bali 4 X Rp 82.000
1 night at Banyuwangi, East Java Rp 45.000
1 night at Probolinggo, East Java Rp 65.000
1 night at Cemoro Lawang(Mount Bromo), East Java Rp 65.
First day of the Indonesia trip. Kuta- Bedugul- Pura Ulun Danu - Tanah Lot- Kuta by motorbike. Rent Rp 50.000 per day.
14 Day Indonesia Trip: 25 April( Kuta, Bali) - 8 May, 2010(Jakarta).Room Rent for 2 persons:4 nights at Poppies Lane II in Kuta, Bali 4 X Rp 82.0001 night at Banyuwangi, East Java Rp 45.0001 night at Probolinggo, East Java Rp 65.
I hiked the Cabin Creek Trail, Twin Pinnacles Loop and a little bit of the Appalachian Trail at Grayson Highlands State Park in southwest Virginia. All told, it was 7.1 miles with well over 1,000 feet of elevation gain (my GPS unit says 1900 but it always vastly inflates elevation gain estimates). A great park to hike in the off-season. Trip write-up to at Two-Heel Drive.
This park along the Blue Ridge Parkway has a pair of nice trails -- a flat, easy 2.5-mile hike around Price Lake and a moderate 5-mile hike along the Boone Fork Trail on the north side of the Parkway. The parks are very popular with families but once you get beyond the popular gathering places, the hiking is very nice. Trip write-up at Two-Heel Drive.
Took Snickers on the trail today. It was a beautiful day with a lot of sunshine.
Bring water. If you are walking a dog, it would be good to bring a portable water dish and water for them. There are porta-johns available.
Logging trucks tore up Hastings road between Buffalo Calf and Long Run near Salem. Also a drilling company has been working two years off of a County right of way (Hastings ) and not done any remedial environmental work at all. WV DNR take note.
Attempted to hike from Boone Fork Trailhead (mile 299.9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) to Callaway Peak at Grandfather Mountain in western North Carolina. Had to turn back about about 2 miles in because foot-deep snow was obscuring the trails. Went up Daniel Boone Boy Scout Trail, which becomes snow-covered past the Flat Rock trail junction.