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Altamont
Everybody knows
about Woodstock. Three days of Peace, Love, and Music that was the
joyous climax to the 'sixties. Not as many know about the Altamont
Free Festival in California, Woodstock's evil twin, that came to
represent the death of the 'sixties. Yo...
Altamont
Altamont
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Thunderstorm
View from the top of Little Pisgah Mountain, looking at Chimney Rock cliffs at far left. Photo by Spencer Clary I spent many days hiking on Little Pisgah Mountain, and had some great experiences, but one particular day has stayed in my memory for 40 years a...
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm
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Cold front
One beautiful afternoon back in the mid '70s a good friend and I went hiking on Shumont Mountain.  It was winter, but the temperature was in the low 50s, and the sunshine felt warm to us in our lightweight jackets.  We made our first stop at Eagle Rock (You...
Cold front
Cold front
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Little Snowball Mountain - an unintended adventure
I don't remember the date of this hike, but I think it was back in the late '70s before I got very smart about being prepared for hiking, and before I learned some of my limitations.   I didn't have a camera for the trip, but two blogger friends have gracio...
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Little Snowball - an exercise in stupidity
I don't remember the date of this hike, but I think it was back in the 70s before I got very smart about being prepared for hiking.   I had been exploring the Craggy Gardens area for some time, and had found the trail that starts on the access road to the C...
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Little Pisgah - Part 1: Beginnings
I fell in love with Little Pisgah Mountain in 1971 when I was 20 years old.  It was love at first sight, but that day was years in the making.  Lower slopes of Little Pisgah seen from Fairview Almost half of the mountain is hidden behind the ridge you can s...
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Panthertown rambling begins
  Salt Rock Vista I first went to Panthertown Valley in the Summer of 1993.  I had been wanting to go for 13 years, since the Summer of 1980 when I was a caretaker for the Clarke family on their property at Rock Bridge.   Their land bordered Panthertown, an...
Panthertown rambling begins
Panthertown rambling begins
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Peak Experience
This is part 3 in my series of stories about rambling on Little Pisgah Mountain. Part 1 is at:  http://sakikahn.blogspot.com/2015/04/little-pisgah-part-1-beginnings.html Part 2 is at:  http://sakikahn.blogspot.com/2015/04/little-pisgah-part-2-shortcuts.html...
Peak Experience
Peak Experience
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Little Pisgah - Part 2: Shortcuts
This is the second part of my stories about rambling on Little Pisgah Mountain.  If you haven't read the first part it is at:  http://sakikahn.blogspot.com/2015/04/little-pisgah-part-1-beginnings.html (Disclaimer:  these memories, and some of the photos, ar...
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Little Pisgah - Part 1: Beginnings
I fell in love with Little Pisgah Mountain in 1971 when I was 20 years old.  It was love at first sight, but that day was years in the making.  Lower slopes of Little Pisgah seen from Fairview Almost half of the mountain is hidden behind the ridge you can s...
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