2014: More Pennsylvania Hiking

I was not able to get out west in 2014, but got a lot more hiking done in Pennsylvania, the highlight of which was the Allegheny Front Trail.

We completed several more Appalachian Trail hikes, including:

PA SGL 80
Round Head and Sand Spring Trail
Port Clinton, Pulpit Rock, and The Pinnacle

Additionally we visited some new local trails, including the Reese Hollow Trail, Charcoal, and Hogback Mountain Trails.

Three Days on the Allegheny Front

In early May 2014 we hiked the Allegheny Front Trail, a 41.5 mile loop west of State College, PA, that has about as much diversity as you can find on one hike in this state. Great time! Trip Report Here

Whiteside Mountain, NC Loop Hike

This past January my wife and I enjoyed a vacation to the Smokey Mountains in North Carolina. We found a nice loop hike on Whiteside Mountain to do with our dog. Some impressive cliffs and icicles on this one!

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Colors of Winter

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Iced Cube Epic, and other Colorado Adventures

I took a trip to Colorado with my parents over Independence Day this past summer. We visited Independence Pass on July 4th and completed a scenic 5-mile hike along the Continental Divide:

We also visited Great Sand Dunes National Park, a unique Colorado gem:

But the main event was what became an epic two days on “Ice Cubed”: North Apostle, Ice Mountain, and West Apostle:

Colors of Fall

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Appalachian Trail Section Hiking

Two thousand thirteen was a good year for exploring more of my home state, Pennsylvania–mostly via miles of the Appalachian Trail. I’ve compiled a list of the section hikes we’ve completed over the past several years, here: Appalachian Trail Section Hikes.

Our 2013 summer A.T. hikes included some memorable ones: The PA Flatlands, Cove Mountain and Hawks Rocks (one of the best views I’ve seen along the Pennsylvania A.T.), Peters Mountain, Rausch Gap and Yellow Springs, Big Flat Ridge (a classic section of A.T.) and Center Point Knob.

Enjoy!

Colors of Summer

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Return to Old Rag

With the summer now over, it is a good time to reflect on the many experiences of 2013, starting with a return to an old favorite: Old Rag Mountain in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park. Here is the Trip Report. Enjoy!

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Colors of Spring

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