LONG overdue


Southern Discomfort
It appears that yours truly is gonna get to finally do some respectable hiking this weekend. Planning a 12 mile jaunt from a campground up here to Hot Springs NC Saturday morning. I figure about 4 hours oughta do it. Gonna try and remember to take the digitalisticalized camera thingamabob doohickey contraption whatsit device with me. We'll be along the banks of beautiful Paint Creek for about 6 1/2 miles to scenic Paint Rock, then along the banks of the French Broad River into Hot Springs.

I have missed my hiking something fierce, but I think my health has rebounded to a point where this is doable. Maybe later this fall I can do the other route - 9 miles with 2 mountains to climb along the way.