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Where to begin? Yes, it’s cold. Yes, there’s ice. Yes, they speak English (as well as Icelandic). Yes, some of the natives probably believe in trolls (I might, too, if I grew up there. You’ll have to go to understand why). Iceland is a volcanic island rich with waterfalls, caves, sheep, and fish jerky. They drive on the right side of the road, don’t really care about customer service, and close the roads… Read More

This is Abbey, and here’s my opinion: There’s no real reason to have friends if they don’t add something to your life–in a way that grows them, grows you, or grows you both. One of the things that stood out to me about Noah when I first met him and that encouraged me to be this guy’s friend was his willingness to make use of every. last. dam. minute (pun intended, cuz… Read More

Devils Marbleyard, Natural Bridge, VA 24579 Distance:                                                                            2.3ish miles to summit (4.5 round trip) Elevation:                                         … Read More

When Noah and I visited Cole (Cold) Mountain, we stumbled (physically) upon this phenomenon all along our walk home. Since discovering it, we’ve since noticed it along many paths across our Virginia winter trips (McAfee’s Knob, Sharp Top, and Sulpher Spring Trail). Upon further research, I now understand it. It’s Needle Ice. This interesting occurrence forms when the temperature of the soil is above zero degrees Celsius (0 °C, 32 °F) and the temperature… Read More

Cold Mountain, Appalachian Trail, Vesuvius, VA 24483 Distance:                                                              6-mile loop (approximately 2 miles to summit) Elevation:                                               4020 feet (approximately 1500… Read More