9-12 October 2021
Pisgah National Forest and Blue Ridge hikes
(23 miles, +5,100/-5,100 feet).
My NYC friends Chris and Sandy spent a lot of the pandemic remotely working from North Carolina, and they love it! When they once got a sudden cancellation for a booked AirBnB, the owners offered to put them up for free some time. And that time was now! They invited our mutual friend Dan from Toronto and me to eat, drink, and (of course!) hike.
I don’t know much about the trails we actually hiked (it was nice to have local guides take care of logistics!) but they were mostly in the woods, except the last day when we got above tree line on the Art Loeb Trail. Wonderful!
Sandy and I hiked while Dan and Chris did some trail running.
Orange gilled waxcap
White wood aster
Late Purple Aster
Appalachian Mimic Millipede
One set of hikers warned us that the trail ahead was impassable.
Because beer was at the other end
My favorite trail of the trip!
I guess we’re high up?
American Mountain Ash
Watch your step
Steel Blue Cricket-Hunter Wasp
Cloud shadows played on the hills
So many autumn colors!