Monday, April 17, 2006

Portraits on Easter

Me & Craig (& Henry)

Craig, Rae, Brittany, Becky, Kennedy, and Jerald

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Watch out for that treeeeeee....

So look at the tree on the right of this pic ...

And about three hours later, this happened. (It was a little windy that day.)

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Jerald, Dad, & Craig supervise the egg coloring

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Kennedy's first Easter

Coloring eggs
Brittany, Mom, Kennedy

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Monday, April 03, 2006

Looking over the edge of Max Patch

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Looking across the Appalachian Trail to the top of Max Patch

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Me @ Max Patch

Max Patch is a bald, similar to the balds at Roan Mountain. The theory is that farmers cleared the trees and brush from the mountaintop to use the land for grazing. Now the forest service keeps the land mowed and trimmed; otherwise, the trees and shrubs would take over again. Posted by Picasa

The Appalachian Trail runs across Max Patch

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Looking out from Max Patch

Craig and I took a drive up to find Max Patch on Sunday. What a nice spot! I can't believe we've never heard of it before last month. We found Max Patch without too much trouble (although stopping in Hot Springs to pick up a map from the Pisgah Forest ranger station is highly recommended). Max Patch is about ten miles from Hot Springs, and about an hour's drive north of Asheville, N.C. Posted by Picasa