Fog. Bluff Mountain Shelter | MST | Mark Thompson

Posted by Mark Thompson on Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Tanawha Trail in the Snow | Mark Thompson | Mountain to Sea Trail

First snow storm in Southeast US brought new outdoors learning opportunities. Flight delays, cancellations, emergency preparedness, weather preparedness, and snow sports and activities.

Day 4 Jefferson to Deep Gap (17 Miles) | Melissa Kay Thompson | Mountains to Sea Trail (MST)

Bridges and rivers are great ways to connect places and people. We find them everywhere. Bridges build engagement as we cross them, go under them, or wait for draw bridges to open or close. Whatever your mode of transportation, foot, bike, boat, car, truck, bus, or train, let’s keeping using and admiring bridges.

Blue Ridge Mountains. Mountain To Sea Trail, North Carolina.

Two more relaxing photos from Melissa’s Day 4. Keep hiking.

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Keep following @hikerqueen3d for more amazing photos while hiking…and eating. 🙂

Day 3 Jefferson to Deep Gap (17 Miles) | Melissa Kay Thompson | Mountains to Sea Trail (MST), North Carolina



Melissa Kay Thompson is hiking in the MST (Mountains to Sea Trail) in North Carolina and taking amazing photos. It was a challenge to pick three to feature them here. See all of Day 3 photos below. We like the last photo when she shows her food. Keep hiking. 🙂

Important lesson from Melissa: 

Finally, making new friends is part of #LongTrails experience.

“Happy trails to you Melissa. It was fun catching up. — in West Jefferson, North Carolina.” – Luke Whichard


 The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is a simple footpath stretching almost 1,200 miles across North Carolina from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks.

Day 2 Bluff Mountain to Jefferson (17 Miles) | Melissa Kay Thompson | Mountains to Sea Trail (MST), North Carolina


Melissa K. Thompson continues her long trail. Mountains to Sea Trail (MST), North Carolina