Category Archives: Hiking

Exploring North Carolina’s northeast corridor

At our weekly GetHiking! Triangle hike a couple weeks back, I was approached at the trailhead by a woman who introduced herself as being from Virginia Beach, Va. She, her daughter and a friend were in town asked if they might tag along with our group. read more

90 Second Escape: Bass Lake

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb. read more

This weekend: Need incentive? We’ve got plenty

Sometimes you need a little motivation to jump-start your adventure engine. For those times, we’re here for you.

Coast

The best incentive to train for a marathon? Sample the atmosphere of a race. The live music (often), the camaraderie and support (always), the adrenaline, which gets you past “the wall” at mile 20. read more

90 Second Escape: Welcome, spring!

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb. read more

More options for a warm, dry springlike weekend

High temperatures in the 60s Saturday, approaching 70 Sunday. Mostly sunny skies. Slight breeze, if any.

After the week, and winter, we’ve had, it seems like a dream. More a cruel taunt, really.

Yet that’s the forecast for this weekend, a forecast you can ill-afford to question. Why? Because if Saturday morning breaks clear and warm and you don’t have a plan, you will waste precious minutes of rare decent weather, an extra hour of which gets tacked on to the end of the day Sunday, with the start of Daylight Savings Time. So, in addition to this week’s edition of our Weekend Plans feature, we offer these additional thoughts for the weekend. read more