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Wiles of Winter

Well here in North Carolina winter came swiftly and fiercly. We haven’t seen wintry weather like this since I was a young’un! (more…)

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Cuba!

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Cuba: cars and buildings that haven’t changed since the 50s;

a land of revolution, Hemmingway, and mojitos;

organic agriculture, perserverance, and resourcefulness;

diverse people and beliefs.

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View from Grassy Ridge

I know this is a little off topic from the whole domestic theme, but I felt like showing off my pretty pictures anyway.

I’m lucky enough to have a job that pays me to go hiking in beautiful places! That’s one of the major perks of being an environmentalist and working for a land conservancy because we have all sorts of private and public land at our fingertips. This weekend for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Annual meeting we took a trip to Crossnore, NC.¬† Saturday was full of hiking trips, I chose the strenuous one from Hampton Creek Cove to Carver’s Gap – 9 miles¬† more or less up all the way. We hiked from Hampton Creek to Yellow Mountain Gap on the Appalachian Trail (AT) to Grassy Ridge, across Jane’s and Round Bald and finished up at Carver’s Gap. When I’ve hiked the AT before its always kind of funny realizing you’re in two states at the same time. Its always a relief when I get back to my beloved North Carolina! (more…)

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