dwhike's Adventures

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Welcome to my page! Thats me to the left doing what I love to do...being outdoors that is. I've been fortunate enough to live in New England, North Carolina, and the North Woods of Michigan. I presently live near Brevard, in the mountains of western North Carolina, with my two boys Alex and Chris.

Hiking is what I live for but I also enjoy touring historical sites or just travelling for no better reason than to see something new. Historic sites and waterfalls are some of my favorite things to explore when I'm not on the trail...likely because they are so darn photogenic! Many of my recent trips (2007-2012)center around the Upper Great Lakes while earlier years (2005-2006) and now presently (2012-on) I am spending wandering the mountains of western North Carolina and the southeast. I like to get out and about as much as I can, so its hard telling where I'll end up next! I invite you to stop back as often as you like and come with me on my latest adventure!!

Hope you enjoy looking around!


"All my life, people have asked the question, directly or indirectly, "Why the hell do you climb mountains?" I can't explain this to other people. I love the physical exertion. I love the wind, I love the storms: I love the fresh air. I love the companionship in the outdoors. I love the reality. I love the change. I love the oneness with nature: I'm hungry; I enjoy clear water. I enjoy being warm at night when its cold outside. All those simple things are extremely enjoyable because, gosh, you're feeling them, you're living them, you're senses are really feeling, I can't explain it." --Paul Petzoldt (founder of NOLS)

Featured Galleries

Rabun Bald, GA (9-9-14)

Rabun Bald, at 4,696' is Georgia's second highest peak, less than a hu ...

Updated: Sep 18, 2014 1:17pm EDT

Mountain Bridge Wilderness, SC (10-1-14)

The Mountain Bridge Wilderness is a 40,000 acre tract of fabulously ru ...

Updated: Oct 04, 2014 4:26pm EDT

Shiloh National Military Park, TN (7-22-14)

The spring of 1862 found the war going very badly for the Confederacy ...

Updated: Aug 19, 2014 1:50pm EDT

North Carolina Waterfalls

A collection of waterfalls from the mountains of Western North Carolin ...

Updated: Sep 18, 2013 11:28am EDT

Gallery Categories

North Carolina Hikes

76 galleries with 4233 photos

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 10:51am EDT

History

60 galleries with 2600 photos

Updated: Sep 03, 2014 1:29pm EDT

Georgia & South Carolina Hikes

13 galleries with 766 photos

Updated: Oct 04, 2014 4:26pm EDT

Michigan Hikes

72 galleries with 3391 photos

Updated: Sep 29, 2012 11:54pm EDT

Ontario Hikes

17 galleries with 793 photos

Updated: Oct 06, 2011 12:06pm EDT

Colorado-Utah Hikes

8 galleries with 461 photos

Updated: Feb 13, 2009 1:31pm EDT

South Dakota Hikes

10 galleries with 441 photos

Updated: May 18, 2011 12:02am EDT

Kentucky-Mississippi-Tennessee Hikes

3 galleries with 100 photos

Updated: Jul 24, 2014 12:43pm EDT

llinois-Iowa-Missouri-Wisconsin Hikes

9 galleries with 441 photos

Updated: Aug 25, 2011 12:59am EDT

Indiana-Ohio Hikes

1 gallery with 37 photos

Updated: Jun 13, 2010 6:27pm EDT

Kansas-Nebraska Hikes

2 galleries with 54 photos

Updated: Feb 13, 2009 1:32pm EDT

Mid-Atlantic (DE,MD,NJ,PA) Hikes

2 galleries with 53 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2009 11:46pm EDT

New Hampshire Hikes

2 galleries with 49 photos

Updated: May 28, 2009 9:31pm EDT

Virginia-West Virginia Hikes

4 galleries with 163 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2009 11:01pm EDT

Florida Hikes

4 galleries with 113 photos

Updated: Jan 20, 2013 9:35pm EDT

Waterfalls

3 galleries with 58 photos

Updated: Oct 05, 2008 5:15pm EDT

Lighthouse

6 galleries with 282 photos

Updated: Sep 27, 2013 4:35pm EDT

Wildflowers

5 galleries with 541 photos

Updated: Jul 10, 2011 8:49pm EDT

Places

4 galleries with 322 photos

Updated: Mar 08, 2012 11:09am EDT

Inspirational

1 gallery with 41 photos

Updated: Oct 05, 2008 8:22pm EDT

Other

1 gallery with 0 photos

Updated: Jan 14, 2012 11:18pm EDT

On the Road

2 galleries with 251 photos

Updated: Apr 12, 2008 1:06am EDT

Lords of the Air

1 gallery with 66 photos

Updated: Jun 28, 2013 6:14pm EDT

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