Feb
28
2008
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How it all Began

I was lucky, I suppose, and learned about the beauty of nature at a young age. I was 3 years old when my family moved from Kentucky to East Tennessee, and since my father was a botany teacher and a naturalist, I was taken to some awesome places as a child. Roan Mountain and Unaka Mountain immediately come to mind, but there were other places–some places that I don’t remember where they were even.

Obviously things have changed alot since I was 4 years old, and some of those places we used to drive to in the ol’ VW bus are now inaccessible to vehicles, or require a 4-wheel drive, like much of Rich Mountain. unaka mtn.
Unaka Mountain was my playground, and Sunday picnics at the Unaka overlook were quite common for us. I have many memories of picking blueberries where the Appalachian Trail used to descend into Limestone Cove. That is the first time I recall being ‘on the trail’. (more…)

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Feb
15
2008
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Spring fever !

Well, hey! It’s as good a time as any to start the new wilderness trails blog. If you are wondering ‘what’s that Boulderman doing’, or ‘what kind of crazy adventure has he been on’, wonder no more…

Spring fever has taken hold of me already, as I seem to require a lot of fresh air and adventure in my life. And so, after whetting my adventure appetite on a 4 mile hike around Sams Gap last weekend, and another short A.T. hike up to ‘High Rock’ near Spivey Gap a few days before that, I decided to go and see some waterfalls in the Sampson Mountain/Clarks Creek Wilderness Area. I got a late start, because I had been invited to eat lunch with some friends, and ‘shrimp et tu fe’ over a bed of rice is quite an awesome treat. Despite being full of shrimp, soup, and ice cream, I managed to get out on the trail about 3:30 (pm).
waterfalls

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