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Wildcat Rock Trail

One of the more challenging (but I promise, fun) hikes for kids is the Wild Cat Rock Trail in Gerton. Beautifully maintained by Conserving Carolina, this strenuous, out-and-back, uphill hike includes a private fruit orchard, stream-crossing, rock climbing, and vista views–not for the faint of heart, we finally completed this trail (after a few proper...

Elk Vewing and More at Cataloochee Valley

We still feel like tourists even though it’s been almost a year since we’ve moved here and I imagine we will feel like this a while.  A few weeks ago we explored Cataloochee Valley where the Elk roam about the meadows during the “rut” or mating season. The valley was an old mountain settlement nestled in the...

Outdoor Mindfulness for the School Year + Jar Jackets Giveaway

Now that it’s been a month folding ourselves back into school, we feel the longer days of carefree adventure slowly fading away. Sometimes it’s easy to slip into routine lazy afternoons and cuddle couch sessions–that’s why I thought I’d share some ways to merge outdoor mindfulness into our busy lives that anyone can do throughout...