Hiking through Wildflowers on George Pyne Trail at Penny’s Bend

Soon the trail reached level ground, and I found myself hiking through a grove of pine trees. Gradually the pine trees gave way to oak trees, and then the oak trees gave way to a meadow. And along this meadow, there were numerous wildflowers. … More Hiking through Wildflowers on George Pyne Trail at Penny’s Bend

A Historic Hike to the Fanny Breeze Home Site

Standing there amid stones and vegetation, I wondered how many times Fanny Breeze made her way from where I was standing down to the Eno River — where she crossed not only boundaries of geography but of race, sex, and class. … More A Historic Hike to the Fanny Breeze Home Site

Hiking Dunnagan Trail at Eno River State Park after Unseasonable Spring Tornadoes

Everywhere around me was new life, bursting forth in a profusion of neon green that forced me to squint at times. As I went, I wondered how anyone could prefer the lifeless confines of a city to the priceless paradise that is wilderness. … More Hiking Dunnagan Trail at Eno River State Park after Unseasonable Spring Tornadoes