Spend the morning exploring the perfect hike in the Pisgah National Forest. Head up Hwy 215/Lake Logan Rd to access the Sam’s Summits Loop Trail, located in the Shining Rock Wilderness area of the Pisgah National Forest. As this area borders the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is often inaccessible via the parkway in the winter […]
I don’t know about you, but winter is one my favorite times of the year. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is full of excitement while the months following are dotted with anticipation of hearing that four-letter word uttered by the local weatherman (yes, I’m talking about SNOW). The mere mention of a […]
There is something very special about the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Some say its the majestic rolling mountains and their beckoning call to be explored, while others say its the down-home friendly folks who give you the feeling like you’ve known them for years. Or perhaps it is the time-honored traditions that […]
With the first official day of Autumn upon us, its time to start thinking about fall hiking. There are so many incredible options but this year we have a real treat for all you leaf-peeping hikers out there: The Sams’ Summits Loop Trail Hiking Guide, which is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of […]
HISTORY These mountains are far older than mankind. Sands from the erosion of their once tremendous heights can be identified on the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico coastlines. We are the newcomers, when compared to the Proterozoic rock formations found here. The rock dates to about 545 million years ago, approximately to the time […]
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Are you heading to Haywood County over the holidays but need a little help figuring out what to do? You’ve come to the right place because we’ve got just what you’re looking for. Whether its traversing one of the Southern most ski areas in the country with the family or warming up with a locally-brewed […]