Hiking to the Occoneechee Mountain Overlook and Brown Elfin Knob

I’ve hardly been there in the past few months due to the closure of the Overlook — over which there were health concerns due to the large crowds gathering there in the early days of the pandemic. … More Hiking to the Occoneechee Mountain Overlook and Brown Elfin Knob

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