Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Art Loeb Trail


This is a pretty sweet trail (in Western North Carolina, in the Shining Rock Wilderness). So sad that we didn't get to pound it all out because of some gnarly storms coming for us. Ever since The Incident, I have serious issues when it comes to lightening. I made the executive decision to book it on out of there when shit got ugly. Though Susan and I have discussed and we're gonna go finish that trail at some point, dammit.
Anyway. We did get to spend quite a bit of time and miles on said trail and it was pretty awesome. Didn't see a whole lot of people and had the place mainly to ourselves. It was really overgrown and not so much maintained, which is fine, but I did get annihilated by some bugs because of it. Worth it though. Skywatch

16 comments:

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Incredible beauty there in North Carolina, and my word, I just read about your "Incident"...how terrifying that had to have been for you. I mean thirty minutes would be unsettling enough, but for gosh sakes, 5 long hours, never heard of a lightening storm that lasted so long...bless you dear one...whew, that was an awful experience for you to have gone through!

Bryan Hughes said...

Once again, your photos are making me seriously upset that I'm working right now, and have to again tomorrow. afsdljdafsjlasdfjkl!!!!

Woody said...

It's completely understandable why you wouldn't want to hang out with Mother Nature, she's not to be messed with. Those are some pretty interesting rock formations and the eastern 'mountains' are quite smooth as compared to their western counterparts.

biobabbler said...

Hey, I just did a quick search, and it looks like that stunning flower is this: http://main.nc.us/naturenotebook/plants/yellowfringedorchid.html

Glad you hiked AND you all are safe and well. =)

jocodeane said...

Somebody is looking fit and agile :-)
Lovely stone outcrops, lowering skies and fine views.

Sylvia K said...

Wow, such moody, grumpy, dramatic skies! Terrific captures, Jill, as always! Hope your week has gone well! Happy SWF!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

I'm not surprised you found those moody clouds threatening. The trail looks like I great one to travel, so I hope you do finish it.

Gary said...

Great hike Jill!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ms. Becky said...

that is one beautiful looking trail. I want to hike it. your photos are outstanding. happy SWF to you.

fjÀllripan said...

Great post and photos from the beautiful nature, what a great place to hike!!

Janie said...

Wow, that's a beautiful trail. I hope you get to go back and finish hiking it sometime.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
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Arija said...

What a great place Jill!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF and a very interesting post!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Emille said...

Great pics of your trail. Are the second pic wood or rock formations?

Photo By Manka said...

Beautiful scens