Hiking


Kings Mountain Greenway Trail
**Note: This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on the links to products in this post and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you** The Carolina Thread trail has some of my favorite trails so far during this 52 […]

52 Hike Challenge at Kings Mountain Gateway Trail part of ...


Daisy in Shadows at Buffalo Creek Nature Trail
*This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of these links, I will receive a commission at no additional cost to you* On National Trails day was June 3, 2017 and we chose Buffalo Creek Preserve. Usually on National Trails day, people choose a nature trail […]

National Trails Day: Buffalo Creek Preserve


train bridge Catawba River
Thanks again to the AllTrails app for finding this place for me! I was running out of ideas for places to go (not good) so one day and did a random search on the app and found the Riverwalk trail  in Rock Hill. At first I thought it was the same […]

Catawba Riverwalk Trail: Rock Hill, SC



Carolina Thread Trail Freedom Park Charlotte NC
Freedom Park is probably one of my favorite parks in Charlotte. It’s not large but always populated. One of my favorite things to do there is put the hammock up out by the amphitheater. There are large trees all around and if you’re not bothered by begging ducks, it’s a […]

Earth Day in Freedom Park: Charlotte, NC


Copperhead Island Stairway
I have been to Copperhead Island a few times but I never walked around the entire island slowly like I did this past trip. Copperhead Island is located near McDowell Nature Preserve in Charlotte, NC. Driving in, you might think you’re lost because all you see what looks like a […]

Copperhead Island


Lake Haigler, SC
In my  last post I mentioned that I broke my toe recently, so I haven’t been out  hiking trails that much. I went out a few times and came home in pain so, lesson learned. I’m pretty hard-headed and didn’t want a broken toe to stop me but unfortunately when […]

Lake Haigler



Torrance CreekGreenway rocks
So I’ve been dealing with this stupid broken toe for a few weeks. It has really impacted my hiking and trail walking. Why this toe hurts way more than the other toe I broke a few years ago I have no idea but such is life! I haven’t been able […]

#11: Torrence Creek Greenway


Kings Mountain Living History Farm Fence
One thing that I’ve learned about these planned hikes is that NOTHING goes as planned. The weekend was nice and so I felt great about going back to Kings Mountain knowing I wouldn’t get caught in the rain like I did last time. Why oh why did I NOT look at […]

Kings Mountain Nature Trail-take two





In my last post, I shared that I made a new goal to visit 52 parks/places this year. Hiking and taking walks on nature trails is something that I do a lot. I found Mineral Springs Greenway by accident. I got lost one day and I randomly passed it on the […]

Park 1: Mineral Springs Greenway


Stairs walking down a trail
Shortly after my birthday this year we returned to South Mountains State park. This time we brought Layla our dog. We got Layla in February of this year. She’s a very unlikely mix between a shorkie (yorkie/shih tzu) and a mini American Eskimo. Her owner said she was an “accidental […]

South Mountains State Park 2016



green leaf growing from a burnt log
Walking along a trail last weekend, I noticed that part of the woods had recently undergone a controlled burn. I have seen this before since I hike a lot but I’ve never stopped and paid close attention to the surroundings. Photographically, there is a lot to take in. The details […]

Growth


Rock stuck in a tree
This is my entry for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare. This picture was taken along a hiking trail on the Mineral Springs Greenway in Waxhaw, NC. I heard about this trail recently and decided to check it out. It is not a well traveled trail but maintained and […]

Rare


View from below Crowders Mountain
I love hiking! It’s like an addiction. The funny thing is, I was never ever active when I was younger. You couldn’t pay me to do anything active. When we moved to Charlotte I was bored a lot so every weekend I would find a park or drive to the […]

Crowders Mountain