White Mountains 2016

Alan and I took another trip back to the White Mountains again this year. We had taken a motorcycle trip here the year before. Last Years Trip Report. Which didn’t go as well with Alans bike breaking down. This year we wanted to do some backpacking on Mt. Washington, so we decided to drive my truck this trip. Just over 1,600 miles round trip. Places we visited: USS Nautilus Submarine Museum – CT Madison Boulder Natural Area – NH Cathedral Ledge Park – NH Mount Washington Cog Railroad – NH Backpacked on Mount Washington – NH Conway Scenic Railroad – NH USS Intrepid Sea, Air […]

Smoky Mountains 2016

Some of you may have seen in my other trip reports or photos that I usually take at least one decent motorcycle trip a year. A friend and co-worker, Alan, joins me on most of the trips. This year we decided to go back down to the Great Smokie Mountains area again. We took a trip down there three years ago and really enjoyed the scenery and the excellent roads they have. Here is the trip report from when we were there in 2013. This was the first major trip that Alan had done with his Suzuki VStrom, our last […]

Mount Washington

Click Here for Photo Gallery    Those of you that have read my other trip reports know that a co-worker (Alan) and I try to take at least one nice motorcycle trip each year. We always have to try to out do the last trip, and this year we certainly did. The ultimate destination for this trip was Mount Washington in the White Mountains of NH. Which is the highest peak on the east coast, at 6,288 ft. The trip was to be 9 days spending as many nights at camp grounds as possible to save money instead of staying […]

Skyline Drive & Southern WV

7-1-14 Skyline Drive & Southern WV 1,260 Miles      My Friend Alan and I took another bike trip this year to Skyline Drive and the Southern end of West Virginia. You can also read about our trip from last year to Tail of the Dragon. This year Alan planned the trip mainly around hitting alot of West Virginia’s state parks. He is part of a program that  you get a stamp at each park you visit until you reach a goal of a certain number. But over the couple weeks of planning, we seemed to add more and more […]

Ridge Trail Hike at Coopers

It has been quite a while since I had been out hiking, and wanted to get at least one more in before winter had set in. Sam and I decided to go to Coopers Rock for a hike, as the leaves were just starting to change to their fall colors. We looked over the maps the night before, and found a trail called Ridge Trail, that had not been on before. The name was very fitting, as it basically followed the ridge line north-west, till it gradually slopped down to the river, and a joining valley. This map is hard […]

Sinks of Gandy 2006

This was our 4th annual vacation to the Sinks of Gandy. You can read about the 2005 trip here. As before, Sam and Ben went along with me. Ben was not sure if he was going to able to make the trip this year. He had job interviews a few days before the trip, and was not sure where they were going to lead. Turns out, that they were not going to get in touch with him till later that week, which was about the time we were planning on returning. I was worried that our favorite camping spot would […]

Camping & Caving at Bowden & Hamilton

This will be a 3 part trip report, that takes place over 3 days of camping and caving. This trip started out Friday afternoon after I got home from work. Ben, Sam, Ezra, and I were on this trip. Ezra is an old time friend, and had not gotten the chance to go out with us in a long time. He had only done one other caving trip to Sinks of Gandy Cave a couple years ago with Ben, and was excited to go on another caving trip.      Part 1:   Camping out near Bowden      We all met at […]

Camping at Bowden

It has been a long time since we have done any camping or caving trips. We mainly wanted to do a caving trip back to Bowden, but we also have been wanting to get some more camping in. So we figured we would camp out Saturday night, and hit the cave early Sunday. Sam was starting his new internship on Monday, so he wasn’t willing to go this time, so it was just Ben and I this time. We were able to pack fairly light, and we were planning to camp at a camp ground above the cave anyway. We […]

Bottom of Coopers Rocks Falls

Today was overcast most of the day, and we had a couple short down pours. Sam and I drove down to Beaver Hole, an area of woods next to Coopers Rocks. Our goal was to hike over to  Coopers Rocks, and find the bottom of a set of water falls that we had found last year. The top section had one large drop, fallowed by several 10 to 15 foot drops. We found them by hiking down from the top of Coopers Rocks, and we knew that their were more to them down below. So we figured hiking up to […]