South Slope. Asheville.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Hiking the Art Loeb Trail

Went exploring today on the Art Loeb Trail.  Our small group hiked the Art Loeb Trail to Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain before returning on the Ivestor Gap Trail to the parking lot.  It was about 5 miles of moderate to difficult hiking.  Afterward, we drove down the road to Skinny Dip Falls for a short one-mile hike (rt) and a chance to play.  The videos below reveal the beauty of the day.

kissing the dragon

All but the third photo are the property of Kassie Moore.
“The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, scribble or not scribble -- to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills. I produce nothing but words; I consumer nothing but food, a little propane, a little firewood. By being utterly useless in the calculations of the culture at large I become useful, at last, to myself.”
Philip Connors, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009

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