Cicadas incoming: Billions of insects poised to emerge in double-brood invasion

The winged insects are set to pop out of the ground in the coming weeks in a rare synchronized event that last occurred in 1803. Get a pair of cicada glasses: https://busyhiker.square.site/ This year’s emergence is expected to be unusually large, with some experts estimating that more than a trillion cicadas could blanket parts of … Continue reading Cicadas incoming: Billions of insects poised to emerge in double-brood invasion

Panther-town 5 waterfall hike.

Our hike will start at the Salt Rock Gap parking area at the end of Breedlove Road in Cashiers. We stopped at the salt rock overlook and saw a stormy day of beauty. From here we headed down the Wilderness Falls Trail to Wildcat Falls. Frolic town Trail to Frolic town Falls. We then proceeded … Continue reading Panther-town 5 waterfall hike.

Daniel Ridge Tr-Cove Creek Section Loop

This hike combines part of the Daniel Ridge Trail and a section of the Cove Creek Trail. Most all incline is done by the first 2.5 miles and it’s only 800’. We’ll be hiking clockwise on a gradual ascent as it follows along a fork of the Davidson River with beautiful cascades and waterfalls. About … Continue reading Daniel Ridge Tr-Cove Creek Section Loop

Moonshine and Confusion Falls via Asbury Hills

From Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center. The length of this hike, one way from Asbury to Moonshine Falls is approximately 4 miles, most all of it on Asbury property, following their trail system upstream along Matthews Creek. Asbury welcomes hikers to use their trails, as long as camp is not in session, or any … Continue reading Moonshine and Confusion Falls via Asbury Hills

Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station

Huyck Preserve (http://www.huyckpreserve.org) is located in the scenic hamlet of Rensselaerville NY and has been connecting people to nature for more than 80 years. Park at the Pond hill Rd. trailhead across from the Eldredge Education building. We will first hike around Myosotis lake. There is a nice waterfall to see. Distance is 4-5 miles … Continue reading Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station

Lunch Rocks/Haw Creek Overlook

This is one to check out soon in NC…. This is a simple out-and-back on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Wooded, shaded, beauty with a lovely view at the mid point. Most of the elevation gain is in the first half, with a super easy downhill return. The trail is very clear with no major hazards. Follow … Continue reading Lunch Rocks/Haw Creek Overlook

Big Pond,North Pond,Jones Hill/ Hoffman Notch Wilderness ,Schroon Lake

Figure this out! Big pond, North Pond, and Jones Hill are all located in the Hoffman Notch wilderness by Schroon lake in the Adirondacks. This particular hike is approximately 9 total miles out and back with 1500 feet of elevation gain. High Point elevation is 1900+ or minus feet at the summit of Jones Hill. … Continue reading Big Pond,North Pond,Jones Hill/ Hoffman Notch Wilderness ,Schroon Lake

Lake Shore Path Labyrinth Trailhead

HARDEST rock scramble EVER (partially because I haven’t done many 😉 but also because it was hard!)This was an amazing challenge and one I simply cannot believe we completed. Luckily I did not know about it ahead of time! (Yes, I do trust Ron to make plans without details).There were so many rocks and a … Continue reading Lake Shore Path Labyrinth Trailhead

Plotter Kill Preserve

Pam and I went to Plotter Kill Preserve because I had heard there were 3 nice waterfalls. Nice waterfalls was definitely correct and there were six of them! There is basically one trail here that goes around the whole preserve that’s a combination of the Red and Blue trails… There is also a Green trail … Continue reading Plotter Kill Preserve

Cascade Head

This wild, foggy headland north of Lincoln City won its name because cascades pour off its cliffs into the ocean. The trails to wildflower meadows here also have views of craggy islands, the Salmon River estuary, and a cove of barking sea lions. About the Hike: Three trailheads access the meadow viewpoints on this huge … Continue reading Cascade Head