Editor’s Note: As summer rolls around and we find ourselves headed to the mountains for more challenging hikes, we often face the challenge of a stream crossing. Crossing’s cause anxiety for some hikers, but that needn’t be the case if you know how to approach them. Today’s post is a seasonal piece we repeat every few years on the art of the stream crossing.
Category Archives: Summer
Be a kid, take a summer hike
Last week we were hiking along the Eno River on a sunny, hot day: sunny, as in lots of azure amid a few harmless, billowy clouds; hot, as in seasonable, around 90. And yes, quite humid. A typical summer’s day. I loved it.
Why? It reminded me of being a kid.
5 of our favorite summer hikes with water
A summer hike isn’t a summer hike unless it includes water, the more water, the better. And the more water in more forms, better still.
You know, the 5 major forms of mountain water:
- Mountain pool form
- Wading form
- Hiking in form
- Short Hike In form
- Falling form
Today, we share one of our favorites in each of these 5 categories. And the envelopes, please …
7 Mountain Hikes for a Sizzling Summer of Fun
Summer arrives and our thoughts turn to hiking in the mountains. Until now, the weather, by and large, has been decent for hiking in the piedmont. Come Memorial Day, however, the steamy reality of summer settles in; for many, the prospect of a 90/90 (heat/humidity) day moves hiking to the bottom of their recreational to-do list. Or makes them re-think their options. So we turn to the mountains, which offer two forms of relief.
GetHiking! Summer 2022
Summer’s too hot for hiking?
It’s simply a matter of where to go, when to go and how to prepare. Our summer hikes include morning and evening hikes to beat the heat, and a Weekend Summer Escape series that includes three memorable weekends of hiking on high country sections of the statewide Mountains-to-Sea Trail.