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Raleigh, NC
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Nantahala Outdoor Center, Swain County, North CarolinaNantahala Outdoor CenterSwain County, North CarolinaDay 20 of our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. We made it into the NOC. It’s convenient to have an outfitters, restaurant, lodging, and general store...Albert Mountain, Macon County, North CarolinaAlbert MountainMacon County, North CarolinaDay 14 of our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. We reached 100 miles on a beautiful day! Saw some great views after a REALLY steep climb to the Albert...Mountain Crossings, Union County, GeorgiaMountain CrossingsUnion County, GeorgiaDay 6 of our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. We made it to Neel’s Gap for our first resupply. We stayed at a hostel for the first time, and it was...Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawson County, GeorgiaAmicalola Falls State ParkDawson County, GeorgiaDay 1 of our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Climbed 600 steps then hiked 7.5 miles to Springer MountAin shelter. Had some crazy thunderstorms...Purgatory Chasm State Park, Sutton, MassachusettsPurgatory Chasm State ParkSutton, MassachusettsPurgatory Chasm is a fun park with huge boulders you can climb over, under, between, and around!Grayson Highlands State Park, Grayson County, VirginiaGrayson Highlands State ParkGrayson County, VirginiaHey there! The wild ponies at Grayson Highlands are very curious and really cool to stumble upon when you're hiking.McAfee Knob, Roanoke County, VirginiaMcAfee KnobRoanoke County, VirginiaWe got to McAfee Knob just in time to see this rainbow before the clouds rolled in!McAfee Knob, Roanoke County, VirginiaMcAfee KnobRoanoke County, VirginiaEven on a cloudy day, the views going up to McAfee Knob are breathtaking.Catawba, VirginiaCatawbaVirginiaOn the Appalachian Trail between Dragon's Tooth and McAfee Knob in early OctoberManiniholo Dry Cave, Kauai, HawaiiManiniholo Dry CaveKauai, HawaiiThis cool cave is across from Tunnels beach in KauaiQueens Bath, Princeville, Kauai, HawaiiQueens BathPrinceville, Kauai, HawaiiA view across the north shore from Queens Bath as a rain storm cleared.Waialeale, Kauai, HawaiiWaialealeKauai, HawaiiA waterfall from the wettest spot in Hawaii. They promote this as the wettest spot on earth, but a little research raises some doubts about that...Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HawaiiHanalei BayHanalei, Kauai, HawaiiHanalei Bay with a rainbow over PrincevilleNa Pali Coast State Park, Kauai, HawaiiNa Pali Coast State ParkKauai, HawaiiThis was taken during our helicopter tour of the beautiful, untouched Napali CoastWaimea Canyon State Park, Kauai, HawaiiWaimea Canyon State ParkKauai, HawaiiA waterfall amongst a desert in Waimea Canyon, Kauai with a little mist rainbowPinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, North CarolinaPinehurst ResortPinehurst, North CarolinaThe infamous putter boy of Pinehurst.Grandfather Mountain, Avery County, North CarolinaGrandfather MountainAvery County, North CarolinaJust before climbing the final ladder to McRae Peak on Grandfather Mountain. It's like a tease to the views you're about to see.Calhoun Square, Savannah, GeorgiaCalhoun SquareSavannah, GeorgiaI love the vertical lines the moss creates and this building really emphasizes them!White Pines Nature Preserve, Chatham County, North CarolinaWhite Pines Nature PreserveChatham County, North CarolinaThe trail to the river is very short and once you get there it's so pretty! This is part of the "school kids trail" that loops off the river trailJC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, North CarolinaJC Raulston ArboretumRaleigh, North CarolinaI guess you can expect to find some dead plants in an arboretum in the middle of winter. I liked the pattern this ivy created!
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