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Make 2018 your year to Get Backpacking!

It was cold and dark, and we were occasionally plunked with raindrops. But not a one of us moved from our spot by the fire.

“What is it about a campfire?” someone asks.

We’re drawn to fire for its light and heat, of course. But for us, on a three-day backpack trip on the Neusiok Trail in the Croatan National Forest, it was less about survival and more about pondering, as Guy Noir might say, life’s persistent questions. Like whether one would survive a freeze-dried meal with an expiration date of 1997. (Answer: yes, surprisingly.) read more

Your weekend: It’s not just about fall hiking

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You’ve likely heard about all the great hikes trying to capitalize on peak fall color. But leaf peeping isn’t the only game in town.

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Rarely do we recommend a spectator activity, what with GetGoingNC being about active, adventurous living and all. But today’s recommendation is spectating that could lead to sweating. read more