Thursday, January 31, 2013

Birds of Prey

Every time I think I have seen it all in my beloved city, something else pops up.  Well, in this particular case, something flew up but either way.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Lunch in Asheville with Cecilia

 Gary and I are much more do "lunch" folks than go to dinner folks.  This preference has developed quite naturally in response to owning an inn.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

God Given Art

Our area is blessed with rich culture, vibrant music, exotic and eclectic cuisine and art in any form you can think of that term.  Performance artists, reflect it in the oft seen "angel girl" seen downtown or  the entirely silver still figure emulating southern belle's of the past standing in quiet dignity atop her box in complete silence while bypassers stare or make futile attempts to engage her in a conversation that will never happen.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Our Urban Trail

Hikers present at many skill levels.  Some are looking for back country, real out in the woods, might see wildlife or bear scene and some are just looking for a cool, informative walk in a new city.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Birding Hike at Lake James

Promised you all on that I would provide some awesome outdoor hiking opportunities and this one just appeared on the fly.  Further, this Saturday, January 5 is slated to be a perfectly lovely day in the 50's and sunny and that occurrence in January is just begging for someone to just get out there and enjoy it.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Max Patch Bald

Promised on my Facebook page that we would put out several great hikes you might enjoy taking during your visit.  
The first few of these are hikes Gary and I have actually taken ourselves so we share knowing you will really enjoy them. Many of the hiking books out there I really feel put out too much information.  
If you and Gary are anything like us...when the time to take the hike actually presents itself, the decision has been made to take the hike we just want the basics-"Where is it?-Degree of difficulty-Length of hike-What will we see? 

So, that is what this series of hikes will provide. We have several resource books available at our inn that will provide excellent detailed information for your perusal.

Max Patch Bald Summit

Where:  134.6  N-S   184.3 S-N
Degree of difficulty:  There is a significant incline. 
Length of Hike itself:  Once you are actually at the site of this summit I would say it is approximately 15 minutes up the hill.  Frankly, it will depend on whether you stop on the way up for resting (AKA-respirating) or the view of the surrounds or continue onward directly.
What's to see: On one side you will be wowed with Mount Mitchell and several other towering peaks are available to be seen from the top of Max Patch Summit-Looking to the other side as far as the eyes can see there is a completely unobstructed view of our beautiful Smokies. Take a picnic and spend some time at the top.  It is as beautiful and quiet a place as you can imagine. Serenity at its finest.  

Happy Hiking!       


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