When I first moved to the NC High country, I made it my personal mission to explore as many trails, parks, overlooks and backroads as I could. I kept my hiking boots in my car and would frequently hit the trail in the evenings (before daylight savings time). I quickly discovered the popular locations and […]

Last month I took my first backpacking trip. I went with a seasoned backpacker, who hadn’t been backpacking in quite some time. We opted to do Pine Mountain Loop in Grayson Highlands State Park because of the variation of forests and balds, the access to running water (although the park had a severe water shortage […]

What a summer! It’s been a serious adventure and boy have we gone places. Enjoy my favorites from Summer 2016’s photo adventures throughout the Blue Ridge and NC High Country. [pp_gallery id=”4137″ style-id=”9c31be11-cc97-4997-893f-6c2159861b70″]   

Linville Gorge is amazing in its own right, and this past weekend I had the opportunity to see it from a new perspective.  I’ve always been a stargazer; however, we live in a world filled with artificial light. Growing up next to a big city, you get tons of light pollution and as a kid […]

I’m not usually a gearhead, but recently I decided to try out some new lens filters. My goal here was to attempt to capture more precisely what I saw through my lens. I felt like I couldn’t quite get the contrast and saturation that I saw when I looked through my viewfinder, or my exposures […]

Yesterday I hiked one of NC’s newest parks–Elk Knob State Park in Meat Camp, NC. It was recently constructed as a preservation area for the elevation’s delicate habitat. The summit has both a north and south view and tops out at 5,520 feet. With lots of switchbacks and a 1.9 mile hike to the summit, […]