• Born to be a Slug Nut

    Granted, OutsideEasy could stand to be in better shape.  However, I, along with Crazy Leegs, get exercise almost every day.  There is something missing in my day when I skip a workout and my mood and temperament suffers from a lack of activity.  I call it being a “slug nut”.

    Born to be a Slug Nut
  • Smoky Mountains for Up and Down Hiking

    UPDATE:  Looks like there is another reason to visit Great Smoky Mountains National park, WILDFLOWERS:

    Smoky Mountains for Up and Down Hiking
  • Outdoor Politics: Again, Flout the Shutdown

    UPDATE:  See, we told you the government shut down was foolish: Shutdown cost national parks at least $414M

    Outdoor Politics: Again, Flout the Shutdown
  • Kayaking: Why Not Now

    Crazy Leegs and I are, with the snow finally gone, seeking to ramp up our workout.

    Kayaking: Why Not Now
SC Geography: The Blue Wall

SC Geography: The Blue Wall

Cherokee Indians called it Blue Wall. Known today as the Blue Ridge Mountains, this chain of peaks veiled in a blue haze has long been a favorite with hikers. 

OUTDOOR DATE: Table Rock State Park

OUTDOOR DATE: Table Rock State Park

If your date is not in a good shape of physical fitness you may want to avoid the Table Rock Trail at the State Park of the same name.  If he or she is game however, the trail offers some great views and a quality workout.  Just make sure they are up for it.

Outdoor Date: Poinsett State Park

Outdoor Date: Poinsett State Park

Leegs company is gone and the weather has turned exceptional in South Carolina.  Remembering that Mt. Whitney looms in our immediate future, we are planning to hike each weekend.

SC Geography: High Hills of the Santee

SC Geography: High Hills of the Santee

I have been lucky to have visited every corner of SC over my business and hiking career.  Small towns and city, forest and farms, I notice it all.  The Palmetto State is spectacular, warts and all. 

The Making of the Masters

The Making of the Masters

I have never played golf.  I take that back.  I played with my late mother Beatrice once a year but it was more a way to stay close with her rather than enjoying the golf.  She played badly and we played well together.