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Maybe you’re not that organized of a person and would rather just throw some junk in a suitcase then make a packing list and pack everything on it (*cough* Noah), but if you do that with Iceland, then you’ll end up having to buy a few things while you’re there (like gloves or deodorant, perchance?). Packing lists are just a smart idea, especially in cold places where you’ll be for an extended… 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

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

McAfee’s Knob, Catawba, VA 24175 Distance:                                                  4.4 (or 3.9) miles to the summit (8-9 miles round trip) Elevation:                                               3197 feet (approximately 1700 elevation change hike) Difficulty: … Read More