Category Archives: Explore

You can never tell what you’ll see in the blog area of my site. This is a documentary following urban explorer, Steve Duncan, into the underworld of New York.     UNDERCITY from Andrew Wonder on Vimeo.

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Early accounts from explorers that came into this region always had interesting things to say about it. “Regarding the Eastern Smokies, surveyors and authors alike agreed on one thing: the region was very remote and isolated. Arnold Guyot, for whom the mountain would later be named, himself said of the area, “neither the white man […]

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“However wide awake they may have been before they entered that sleepy region, they are sure, in a little time, to inhale the witching influence of the air, and begin to grow imaginative—to dream dreams, and see apparitions.”

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“Pea Island Life-Saving Station was a life-saving station on Pea Island, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was the first life-saving station in the country to have an all-black crew, and it was the first in the nation to have a black man, Richard Etheridge, as commanding officer.” “Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge […]

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Met thru-hikers Cameron aka “Superfly” and John aka “Cake” at the Spence Field shelter on a beautifully dreary day, they were just 180 or so miles short of finishing the AT, heading south.   Remember, cigarettes and granola are a staple of your thru-hiker diet. Update: December 25, 2015 Cake, just moments ago, found me on […]

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Impromptu trip to the Smokies, armed only with the iPhone and a Border Collie.  I saw the icy peaks shimmering off in the distance and couldn’t resist seeing it all up close.      

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I can’t express how wonderful it is to be able to kick back and enjoy a cup of joe after a hike up the mountain.  Most summits don’t include hot coffee with their views.

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