Occasionally, planning a group outing can take weeks of preparation and planning. Not this one. ...
We’re sagging south on the Long Trail—the trail that is always new – Jack London, ...
The dog days of August are upon us and some folks are eagerly looking forward ...
Occasionally, planning a group outing can take weeks of preparation and planning. Not this one. Instead it seemed to create a life of its own, a simple twist of fate and the next thing we know, we were venturing out on a spring passage that would return us to forever. Not really but here’s how […]
We’re sagging south on the Long Trail—the trail that is always new – Jack London, The Sea-Wolf As we welcome autumn to the region of the Albemarle Sound, we take time to reflect back on some of the exciting adventures we shared this spring and summer. Although most of our journeys were short excursions around […]
The dog days of August are upon us and some folks are eagerly looking forward to fall adventures. Autumn along the Albemarle Sound transitions well from the summer tourist season along the coast. Cooler temps, clear skies and a refreshing breeze beacons all of us to continue our outdoorsy ways and celebrate whatever season blows […]
The Tar Heel State offers a lifetime of cultural, natural history and outdoor recreation opportunities from the mountains, foothills, sandhills and coast. Last year, North Carolina State Parks celebrated their centennial and nearly 17 million people visited the NC State Parks in 2015. The NC State Parks System is managed by the N.C. Division of […]
What a great time to plan a North Carolina OBX lighthouse tour. Here’s a pocket guide to four lighthouses perched along the Outer Banks. The tour spans more than 118 miles across three barrier islands. Most of the two-lane drive includes 82-miles on the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway. Highlights abound including the Cape Hatteras […]
I live along the Albemarle Sound — a region where water and land merge. Aerial views of the area reveal an intricate network of serpentine rivers and trunk estuaries. Waterways used to be the highways of the region so naturally, boats were an integral part of the culture. Wood skiffs with their shallow drafts were […]
Last weekend, we were cheerfully saying goodbye to winter as we traveled on the edge of the continent along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It felt like we were threading the eye of the needle as we headed north on Hwy 12 from Southern Shores. The road snaked along the razor-thin barrier island. A stretch of […]
The Federal Land Ownership Overview and Data Report in 2014 revealed that federal land ownership in North Carolina totaled 2,429,341 acres. This included land managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Defense, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Park Service. The USFWS administers approximately 420,068 acres. Most of this land in […]
So far this winter, we’ve experienced a baffling pattern of weather. A series of cold, windy days gives way to near record high temperatures the following day. Just when you start to take advantage of a spring-like day, the weather changes. Regardless of the unpredictable forecast, we’ve designed a sundry list of things-to-do for the […]
Adventure is self-defining. You don’t have to risk your life for an adventure. You do have to get off the couch and push yourself into an unknown. I have never paddled the Amazon nor climbed Everest, but I have gotten off the couch. I have gotten hot and sweaty, wet and cold. I have been […]