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Travel Blogs from Spruce Pine
Some days I really just want to run away. Like this afternoon for instance. I looked at my planner and realized that for the next 26 days I don't have five minutes to breathe. There are 26 days, hundreds of hours of homework, a handful of ...
... it just makes me long more and more for the sound of the ocean in my ears and the sand between my toes.
I have resolved that If I can simply get through the next five weeks without missing a single class, day of work, or lecture, I can reward myself with a slightly tolerable ten hour drive with my favorite guys, and a well deserved vacation in the Florida sun. Pray for ...
... Appalachian Trail
Ping pong tournaments
Home brewed pumpkin spice beer
Strolling down memory lane, catching salamanders
Good times with wonderful people!
... sticking up from dense vegetation and providing a beautiful contrast. Almost immediately, we saw the Sphinx rising out from the canyon floor among the dense vegetation. Towards the end of the trail, we saw the Camel, another rock formation that looked surprisingly like the animal. Altogether, we stopped at a three or four spots to enjoy the views and get some pictures and then took the trail back up to the MST and took ...
... falls are distant and seem quite small. And it’s not possible to view the two upper falls from here either, but still a very scenic viewpoint with the mountains in the background. We got some pictures and then hiked back to the cars. Continuing on Kistler Memorial Highway south into Linville Gorge Wilderness, we left one car at the trailhead for Cabin Trail and then shuttled to the trailhead for Babel Tower Trail. We ...