Weekend Wrap-up

This past weekend I was able to spend some time on both Saturday and Sunday outside – which makes for a great weekend about anytime. On Saturday morning, I went kayaking with a friend at Lake Reese near Asheboro, and on Sunday I helped lead a hike for A3 Healthy...

A Week in the New River

Last week, I took a week off from work to volunteer with NC State Parks to help with hellbender surveys in the New River in Ashe County. Hellbenders are large salamanders that live under rocks in clean, swift-moving rivers in Eastern North America. Their brown, black...

Fruits and Festivals

A few weekends ago, I went to the pimento cheese festival in Cary. Although not a fan of pimento cheese myself, I have family members who are, and I’m always up for a festival of any sort, so we piled in the car and drove up there. It was an interesting event and they...

Summertime Paddles

This time of year is a perfect time for a summer paddle trip. It’s really too hot to hike, unless you go early in the morning or late in the evening, and so getting out on the water in your canoe or kayak is a great alternative. Last week, I was fortunate enough to...