“Well, I learned something new on this trip,” Cat said as she watched Brandon hoist his backpack to his bent knee before pausing to swing it onto his back.
“That’s the thing about backpacking,” I said. “Every trip, you learn new things.” read more
Holy moly! If there were ever a good weekend to visit a North Carolina State Park, this is it! As we ease into fall, you’ll find celebrations aplenty at a park that’s likely near you. Among them:
50th Anniversary Art & Eco Festival, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Raven Rock State Park, Lillington. Come celebrate the park’s 50th year of existence with crafts, guided hikes, live music, food and more. Learn more here. read more
How far can you hike in a weekend?
A lot farther than you can in a day.
Take this past weekend. As part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s 42nd birthday celebration, our group of dedicated hikers hiked 21 miles on the MST on Saturday, about the same distance on Sunday. We hiked all day in an effort to raise money for the MST — at least $2,600, and counting — and its continued development across the state. read more