Category: Blue Ridge Mountains

The Art Loeb Trail at Black Balsam Knob

Filed under: Blue Ridge Mountains, Hiking, History, Nature, Outside Asheville

“Who is Art Loeb and what do you have to do to get a hiking trail named after you?” I wondered as James and I drove towards Black Balsam Knob and Tennant Mountain.  (I also wondered why heating systems are called “the heat” while air cooling systems are called “air conditioning” but that’s another story…. Read more »

Hiker’s Package for Western North Carolina

Filed under: Blue Ridge Mountains, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Hiking, Specials, Things to Do

Recently the Asheville Visitor’s Center put out a call for packages highlighting outdoor activities off the Blue Ridge Parkway (and by extension Western North Carolina).  Here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast that pushed all our buttons as James and I are active hikers. Part of the appeal of this mountain town is the ability… Read more »

Berry Picking on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Filed under: Autumn, Blue Ridge Mountains, Hiking, recipes

Is there anything better than a bowl full of fresh-picked berries still hot from the summer sun?  Berry picking is one of my favorite late summer activities which is why James and I headed over to the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday to see what we could harvest.  We were returning to Graveyard Fields, an area… Read more »

Road Tripping– Off the GPS!

Filed under: Blue Ridge Mountains, Hiking, Nature, Outside Asheville, Things to Do

Nine inches of rain in Asheville since July 3rd, coupled with my inability to get around due to my ankle injury, has made me distinctly grumpy.  After doing what I can to help at our Asheville Bed  and Breakfast I’ve been sitting with my foot up, scouring Pinterest for ideas, reading  books and playing games… Read more »