Mid April to Early May, 2018 As my sister and i travel ( she hikes, i support and hike some) north on the Appalachian Trail thru Georgia, toward North Carolina, the weather turns cold with two April winter storms passing through, bringing ice and then snow to the mountains. We freeze, some nights together and […]Read more "The Appalachian trail from N. Georgia into the Nantahala"
March 24-April 2, 2018 Finally, the central core of this cross-country trip has come — to drive with my spirit-sister Mamaluna to north Georgia so she can begin a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. On a stormy night from coastal Virginia heading southwest, we set out on a new journey, where all parts are exciting […]Read more "The Appalachian trail from Amicalola falls, and North Georgia memories"
originally posted April 2010 Jessica Powell and Brian Goforth want to bathe in a waterfall as a wedding ritual. Her dress will not just sit in the closet for years after their wedding, wearable but unworn; she will let the water and the rocks rip the dress into a mess of memories. And they will […]Read more "Go Forth into the Waterfall: Pisgah and Dupont Forests, North Carolina"
Originally written April, 2010 Travel dates: March, 2010 It’s been two weeks since the latest coal mining disaster in West Virginia, and this one has received considerable media attention. This being an explosion inside a mine in the town of Montcoal, about 30 miles southwest of Charleston (the link just above has a detailed map […]Read more "COAL, INTERRUPTED: Coal River, West Virginia"