Category Archives: Explore

At the top of Fort Mountain there lies the ruins of an ancient stone wall. The wall snakes over the mountain for almost 900ft and may have some astronomical alignment. Who ever built it was obviously determined, as it sits at an elevation of close to 3,000ft with no water source to be had. There’s […]

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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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