dwhike's Adventures

Your Bio

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 wife Angie and 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

Mt. Gibbes, Mt. Hallback, Mt. Mitchell, & Mt. Craig, NC (6-4-14)

It had been over a year since I had added any peaks to my SB6K list... ...

Updated: Jun 06, 2014 9:08am PST

Dismal Swamp State Park, Camden County (4-22-14)

Dismal Swamp State Park, North Carolina's north-easternmost state park ...

Updated: May 23, 2014 12:26pm PST

Kennesaw National Battlefield Park, GA (1-14-14)

"All that has gone before is mere skirmishing--The War now begins..." ...

Updated: Jul 19, 2014 8:21am PST

North Carolina Waterfalls

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

Updated: Sep 18, 2013 8:28am PST

Gallery Categories

North Carolina Hikes

71 galleries with 3936 photos

Updated: Jun 28, 2014 5:29am PST

History

56 galleries with 2333 photos

Updated: Jul 19, 2014 8:21am PST

Georgia & South Carolina Hikes

11 galleries with 624 photos

Updated: Jun 26, 2014 8:21am PST

Michigan Hikes

72 galleries with 3391 photos

Updated: Sep 29, 2012 8:54pm PST

Ontario Hikes

17 galleries with 793 photos

Updated: Oct 06, 2011 9:06am PST

Colorado-Utah Hikes

8 galleries with 461 photos

Updated: Feb 13, 2009 10:31am PST

South Dakota Hikes

10 galleries with 441 photos

Updated: May 17, 2011 9:02pm PST

Kentucky-Tennessee Hikes

2 galleries with 76 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 12:59pm PST

llinois-Iowa-Missouri-Wisconsin Hikes

9 galleries with 441 photos

Updated: Aug 24, 2011 9:59pm PST

Indiana-Ohio Hikes

1 gallery with 37 photos

Updated: Jun 13, 2010 3:27pm PST

Kansas-Nebraska Hikes

2 galleries with 54 photos

Updated: Feb 13, 2009 10:32am PST

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

2 galleries with 53 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2009 8:46pm PST

New Hampshire Hikes

2 galleries with 49 photos

Updated: May 28, 2009 6:31pm PST

Virginia-West Virginia Hikes

4 galleries with 163 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2009 8:01pm PST

Florida Hikes

4 galleries with 113 photos

Updated: Jan 20, 2013 6:35pm PST

Waterfalls

3 galleries with 58 photos

Updated: Oct 05, 2008 2:15pm PST

Lighthouse

6 galleries with 282 photos

Updated: Sep 27, 2013 1:35pm PST

Wildflowers

5 galleries with 541 photos

Updated: Jul 10, 2011 5:49pm PST

Places

4 galleries with 322 photos

Updated: Mar 08, 2012 8:09am PST

Inspirational

1 gallery with 41 photos

Updated: Oct 05, 2008 5:22pm PST

Other

1 gallery with 0 photos

Updated: Jan 14, 2012 8:18pm PST

On the Road

2 galleries with 251 photos

Updated: Apr 11, 2008 10:06pm PST

Lords of the Air

1 gallery with 66 photos

Updated: Jun 28, 2013 3:14pm PST

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