LeConte Lodge: On Top Of the Smokies

LeConte Lodge, Great Smoky National Park

If you live in the Eastern United States, chances are you’ve visited Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. You’ve probably taken a drive through Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. But do you know that atop Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the park, sits a lodge accessible only by foot? That’s right! LeConte […]

Hike Nine – Oak Mountain State Park

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for…..Carver will be hiking this week. After being sidelined by a rather unfortunate box jumping incident at CrossFit, Carver has received medical clearance to join me on a hike. This is good news since we’re doing the Grand Canyon together and she hasn’t been able to do any training since […]

Hike Number Seven – Buck’s Pocket State Park

Buck’s Pocket State Park. A Haven for Defeated Politicians. That’s how I’m greeted upon arrival at Buck’s Pocket State Park. How apropos.  I’m not a politician, but I do feel defeated. Career-wise for sure.  After moving to Alabama from Southern California over twenty years ago, Buck’s Pocket was one of the first places I visited. Drove through, really. […]