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April 7, 2013 - Well, I finally have a NON hiking related update!! Posted about a great new recipe from Nava Atlas: Seitan and Greens with Polenta.
March 19, 2013 - Rough Creek Watershed in northern Haywood County, NC posted.
January 15, 2013 - Hospital Rock Trail to Falls Creek Falls in Jones Gap State Park posted.
November 21, 2012 - Hike from Bracken Mountain Preserve to John's Rock and the Fish Hatchery posted.
October 28, 2012 - (Eek ... 2 1/2 months and no updates!) Hike down Henson Creek in Linville Gorge posted.
August 9, 2012 - Hike in the newly created Bracken Mountain Preserve in Brevard, NC posted.
July 20, 2012 - Review of a new Tofu Press posted. This product is GREAT!!
May 20, 2012 - Hike to the waterfalls on Bee Cove Creek in Oconee County, SC posted.
April 10, 2012 - Black Balsam to Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp (by way of Little East Fork Trail) posted.
March 27, 2012 - Ashmore Heritage Trail in Greenville County, SC posted.
March 19, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge Heritage Trail in Greenville County, SC posted.
February 28, 2012 - Rock Jock Trail in Linville Gorge posted.
November 7, 2011 - 7.2 mile loop hike that follows the first part of Art Loeb Trail, over to North Slope Trail and back to Davidson River Campground posted.
November 7, 2011 - Hike to the top of Mount Hardy via Mountains to Sea Trail posted.
October 20, 2011 - The 8.7 mile Dismal Trail / Naturaland Trust Trail loop trail report has been updated with new pictures, and a GPS track and profile.
April 28, 2011 - Twelve mile section of the Palmetto Trail (also called the Blue Ridge Electric Co-op Passage) which goes from Table Rock State Park to US178 posted.
April 15, 2011 - Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp up to Fork Mountain page updated to include loop options up to Ivestor Gap Trail.
April 8, 2011 - Thrift Cove Loop hike posted.
March 29, 2011 - Hike from Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp up to Fork Mountain posted.
March 8, 2011 - Turkey Pen Trailhead to the Pisgah District Ranger Station posted.
November 24, 2010 - Trail to Cold Mountain from Shining Rock/Black Balsam posted.
November 3, 2010 - Pecan-Lentil Burger recipe posted.
September 16, 2010 - Post on the Goats on the Roan posted.
September 8, 2010 - Recipe for Barbecued Tofu updated.
August 31, 2010 - Trip report for Overmountain Victory Trail to Yellow Mountain Gap on the AT added.
August 10, 2010 - Trip report for Carvers Gap to Grassy Ridge Bald added.
June 16, 2010 - Updated the recipe for Gluten Free Biscuits.
June 13, 2010 - Recipe added for Quiche with Greens.
May 31, 2010 - Page added for Devil's Creek Trail hike, including how to connect with Lost Cove Trail.
May 25, 2010 - Page added discussing what Nutritional Yeast is.
May 6, 2010 - Trip report for Twin Falls hike in Pisgah National Forest uploaded.
April 25, 2010 - Recipe for Gluten Free Drop Biscuits added.
April 17, 2010 - With the recent purchase of my first GPS, and several months' worth of using it and learning how to download and record tracks, I'll now be adding GPX files for downloading, as well as maps showing the tracks of each hike to each of my trip reports. First one to which I've added this: Table Rock Hike.
I've also added a trip report for hiking to Table Rock via Pinnacle Mountain Trail, including a stop at Mill Creek waterfall. GPS data is included on this as well.
April 10, 2010 - Page on how to make your own tofu updated with a wonderful link to a page on making your own tofu press. I also updated the directions on tofu making re: how much coagulant to use, showing how to titrate the amount used so you use the lowest amount necessary (if you put in WAY, WAY too much, your tofu will be bitter).
January 23, 2010 - Perfect soup and sandwich meal.
September 25, 2009 - The Forest Service has closed Avery Creek Road (FS 477) due to the mudslide that occurred on that road during the heavy rains of Sept 19/20. The road is closed on the southern end just after the horse stables (approximately 2 miles up the road from highway 276). Not sure where it is closed off on the upper end. If heading to Avery Creek Trail/Clawhammer Trail, etc, you'll have approximately 0.4 mile walk on the road beyond the gate to get to the trailhead.
September 24, 2009 - No trip report (yet), but pictures of Twin Falls along Avery Creek Trail following the heavy rains of this past weekend. Also a couple photos of the mudslide along Avery Creek Road.
September 13, 2009 - Bill Kimball trail description added.
August 23, 2009 - New posting on my Spiritual Ramblings page.
August 22, 2009 - 2 videos added to show the steps involved in drying okara in order to make Parmesan Cheese. The first shows what the okara looks like after the first few hours of drying, and the second shows the step for grinding it to a granular powder.
August 9, 2009 - Penne Pasta in Bechamel Sauce added.
August 2, 2009 - Page of saved Cold Mountain webcam images uploaded. See the Fire Tower page for a description of the short hike to the top of Frying Pan Mountain, which is the location of this webcam's camera.
July 31, 2009 - Coontree Trail report added.
July 17, 2009 - I recently bought a Swiss Diamond non-stick skillet. This pan is so non-stick that you don't need ANY oil or pan spray or anything! I've added a page that has a video showing this pan in action cooking a tofu omelette, without any oil at all!
July 11, 2009 - Recipe and picture for Buckwheat Pancakes added (and they're gluten free!!).
June 27, 2009 - Recipe for Black Bean Topped Polenta Slices added to Vegan Section.
June 26, 2009 - High Falls trip report added to Hiking Reports (there are many waterfalls named HIGH FALLS. This is the one on the upper end of South Mills River.)