Linville – The Mummy and Hiking Cambric Branch

The possibly of a bum knee was shoved deep into the back of my mind.  I would not cancel the scheduled adventure with neighbor Karson.  We had made plans to go hiking and exploring in the Linville gorge, while drinking at a neighborhood meetup.  Karson had all the good camping spots figured out in Linville, and I had knowledge of the climbing routes which he has not been on.

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California (+ NV and UT) Road Trip – 2 Weeks

It had been awhile since Alexis and I had gone on a good extended adventure. She had a bunch of time off to use or lose before the end of the year, and I didn’t have a critical position at my current place of employment. So we set off on a 2 week road trip to live in a van and travel parts the southwest USA. (approximately 2800 miles of driving) Continue reading “California (+ NV and UT) Road Trip – 2 Weeks”

Linville Gorge – Gold Coast, Sunshine Point

I was in need of an exploration weekend.  So Alexis and I took off for Linville in search of a rarely trekked trail on the western side of the Linville Gorge. The weather outlook that weekend was bleak and most people regulated themselves to stay indoors, but not us. We had our trusty rain-shells and were not afraid to get lost or wet in the wilderness. The goal for the trip was to locate “Sunshine Point” on a not so sunshiny day.
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Sauratown: Trips and Ticklists

Approach up to to Sauratown for Climbing
I missed all the fun and festivities last when the CCC (Carolina Climbing Coalition) got access restore to the Sauratown Cliffs. This year it was made a point to get out there before things would close down. Also, if you somehow wandered to this post for Sauratown Beta (through google or other devilish search engineering methods), give the CCC a few bucks for getting access restored.

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