dwhike's Adventures

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Welcome to my page! Thats me to the left doing what I love to do...being outdoors that is. I've been fortunate enough to live in New England, North Carolina, and the North Woods of Michigan. I presently live near Brevard, in the mountains of western North Carolina, with my wife Angie and my two boys Alex and Chris.

Hiking is what I live for but I also enjoy touring historical sites or just travelling for no better reason than to see something new. Historic sites and waterfalls are some of my favorite things to explore when I'm not on the trail...likely because they are so darn photogenic! Many of my recent trips (2007-2012)center around the Upper Great Lakes while earlier years (2005-2006) and now presently (2012-on) I am spending wandering the mountains of western North Carolina and the southeast. I like to get out and about as much as I can, so its hard telling where I'll end up next! I invite you to stop back as often as you like and come with me on my latest adventure!!

Hope you enjoy looking around!

"All my life, people have asked the question, directly or indirectly, "Why the hell do you climb mountains?" I can't explain this to other people. I love the physical exertion. I love the wind, I love the storms: I love the fresh air. I love the companionship in the outdoors. I love the reality. I love the change. I love the oneness with nature: I'm hungry; I enjoy clear water. I enjoy being warm at night when its cold outside. All those simple things are extremely enjoyable because, gosh, you're feeling them, you're living them, you're senses are really feeling, I can't explain it." --Paul Petzoldt (founder of NOLS)

Featured Galleries

Linville Gorge - Cabin & Bynum Bluff Trails, Burke County (6-1-13)

Linville Gorge is one of my favorite places in the North Carolina Moun ...

Updated: Mar 29, 2014 10:34am PST

Little Green Mountain - Panthertown Valley, Jackson County (12-11-13)

Panthertown Valley, part of the Nantahala National Forest, is 10,000 a ...

Updated: Mar 30, 2014 10:10am PST

Lake Waccamaw State Park, Columbus County (3-11-14)

Lake Waccamaw is an 8,938 acre mystery. Located in Columbus County in ...

Updated: Mar 29, 2014 10:44am PST

North Carolina Waterfalls

A collection of waterfalls from the mountains of Western North Carolin ...

Updated: Sep 18, 2013 8:28am PST

Gallery Categories

North Carolina Hikes

59 galleries with 2985 photos

Updated: Mar 30, 2014 11:17am PST


52 galleries with 1998 photos

Updated: Feb 23, 2014 1:21pm PST

Georgia & South Carolina Hikes

9 galleries with 501 photos

Updated: Jan 25, 2014 6:07am PST

Michigan Hikes

72 galleries with 3391 photos

Updated: Sep 29, 2012 8:54pm PST

Ontario Hikes

17 galleries with 793 photos

Updated: Oct 06, 2011 9:06am PST

Colorado-Utah Hikes

8 galleries with 461 photos

Updated: Feb 13, 2009 10:31am PST

South Dakota Hikes

10 galleries with 441 photos

Updated: May 17, 2011 9:02pm PST

llinois-Iowa-Missouri-Wisconsin Hikes

9 galleries with 441 photos

Updated: Aug 24, 2011 9:59pm PST

Indiana-Ohio Hikes

1 gallery with 37 photos

Updated: Jun 13, 2010 3:27pm PST

Kansas-Nebraska Hikes

2 galleries with 54 photos

Updated: Feb 13, 2009 10:32am PST

Mid-Atlantic (DE,MD,NJ,PA) Hikes

2 galleries with 53 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2009 8:46pm PST

New Hampshire Hikes

2 galleries with 49 photos

Updated: May 28, 2009 6:31pm PST

Virginia-West Virginia Hikes

4 galleries with 163 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2009 8:01pm PST

Florida Hikes

4 galleries with 113 photos

Updated: Jan 20, 2013 6:35pm PST


3 galleries with 58 photos

Updated: Oct 05, 2008 2:15pm PST


6 galleries with 282 photos

Updated: Sep 27, 2013 1:35pm PST


5 galleries with 541 photos

Updated: Jul 10, 2011 5:49pm PST


4 galleries with 322 photos

Updated: Mar 08, 2012 8:09am PST


1 gallery with 41 photos

Updated: Oct 05, 2008 5:22pm PST


1 gallery with 0 photos

Updated: Jan 14, 2012 8:18pm PST

On the Road

2 galleries with 251 photos

Updated: Apr 11, 2008 10:06pm PST

Lords of the Air

1 gallery with 66 photos

Updated: Jun 28, 2013 3:14pm PST


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