I'm Sprout - an avid hiker/adventurer, farmer, flute player and people person. I grew up in Catawba, VA right near the AT and decided to thru-hike it in 2011. Since then I daydream constantly about which trail to hike next (or maybe bike or kayak!) - some have become a reality including the Colorado Trail, most of the Mountains to Sea Trail and the John Muir Trail this summer. I spend a lot of time getting my hands dirty in the rich earth of western North Carolina where I live nestled up against the blue ridge parkway and am always down to meet a fellow explorer.
The Long Trail is North Americas oldest established long-distance hiking trail. Its a beauty to behold with many a beaver pond and serene lake, ski
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail spans over 1,000 miles from the top of Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains to the highest sand dune on the Outer Banks
Linville Gorge Loop ~ 22 Miles Western North Carolina The Linville Gorge Wilderness is located in part of the Pisgah National Forest in Western
I was driving down my country road recently to go check out hiking trails just south of the Appalachian Trail near Blacksburg, Virginia and enjoy the
For those of us that consider ourselves hiker trash we use the term with pride, as a statement of our beliefs and a testament to the miles we have
My phone alarm rings at 4:03 am and I shut it off quickly, not wanting to wake my friend and her roommates next to me in the frigid, non-insulated
It was time again for another adventure - this one a little longer than the last. I had pretty much quit my job in late April to allow for more