High Rock: Little hike for a big view

One of my go-to hikes in our area is a very moderate walk south along the top of Sleepy Creek Mountain toward a spot called High Rock. You get a lot of view from this short-ish out and back hike (4 miles). The destination has towering rocks, and a manageable ledge that affords a sweepingContinue reading “High Rock: Little hike for a big view”

Pack the good socks: working a hike into just about any trip anywhere

I’m biased, but I think hiking is the ultimate outdoor activity — you can do it just about anywhere with zero special equipment. People travel to amazing destinations just to take epic hikes, and plenty of us roam the trails and mountains all around our home territory. But don’t forget that you can get trailContinue reading “Pack the good socks: working a hike into just about any trip anywhere”