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dwhike's adventures

Welcome to my page!   Being outdoors is what I love to do...that and take pictures of my adventures.  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)

2014 Adventures

Adventure Rate:  1 for every 8 days        Dirt Under My Feet:    ~230 milesworth

Reed Gold Mine SHS, NC (1-4)

Town Creek Indian Mound SHS, NC (1-4)

Kennesaw Mountain NB (1-14)

Stone Mountain (DuPont), NC (1-16)

Cedar Rock Mountain (DuPont), NC (1-17)

Sassafras Mountain, SC (1-26)

Lookout & Rattlesnake Mts, NC (1-27)

Gorges State Park, NC (1-29)

Andrew Johnson NHS, TN (1-31)

Sycamore Shoals SHP, TN (1-31)

Blackrock Mt (Panthertown), NC (2-3)

Paw Paw Falls, NC (2-14)

Lake Waccamaw State Park, NC (3-11)

Crowders Mountain State Park (4-2)

Paris Mountain State Park, SC (4-8)

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, SC (4-12)

Beidler Forest, SC (4-13)

Dismal Swamp State Park, NC (4-22)

Lower Bearwallow Falls, NC (4-30)

Mt. Mitchell State Park, NC (5-4)

Stone Mountain State Park, NC (5-13)

Chimney Rock State Park, NC (5-21)

Black Balsam-Graveyard Fields Loop, NC (5-27)

Craggy Dome, NC (6-17)

Craggy Pinnacle, NC (6-17)

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

Cumberland Falls State Park, KY (7-9)

Huntington Beach State Park, SC (7-1)National Corvette Museum, KY(7-10)

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY (7-10)

Fort Donelson NB, TN (7-22)

Shiloh NMP, TN (7-22)

Woodall Mountain, MS (7-22)

Stone's River NB (7-23)

Eno River State Park (8-21)

Chinquapin Mountain, NC (9-9)

Rabun Bald, GA (9-9)

Mountain Bridge Wilderness, SC (10-1)

Sam Knob via Flat Laurel Creek, NC (10-7)

South Mountains State Park (10-9)

Carvers Creek State Park, NC (10-14)

Mount LeConte, TN (10-21)

Panthertown Valley Crown Loop, NC (10-28)

Hanging Rock State Park, NC (12-9)

Looking Glass Rock, NC (12-14)