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N. R. Tucker

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Tanglewood Park During COVID-19

Here’s a link to a hiking post I did for another blog.

Purgatory Mountain: the Hike and the Story

Purgatory Mountain, North Carolina is the location for a short story I wrote for an anthology published in August 2020. As such, this hike focused on the trail, or rather, the area that wasn’t trail. My story timeline is the Civil War, and I needed to get the lay of the land and identify places where the action in my story could take place.

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Hiking, Writing, and COVID-19

It’s been almost four months since my last post. Sometimes life takes you in unexpected directions. As part of my unplanned journey, I spent five weeks in Durham, NC. While it was a stressful time, there were good times too. Between appointments, we were able to hike every day but two during those weeks. Durham has some wonderful trails, but they aren’t mountain trails.

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Poison Ivy

If you are lucky enough to live in a part of the world where poison ivy, poison oak, and other poison vines don’t grow, you should count that fact among your blessings. I doubt that this story will make any sense to you.

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Once Around the Block

Hiking, even a stroll through the neighborhood, is my preferred way to exercise. Today I remembered why I enjoy this activity.

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Yadkin Memorial Park

One Saturday, not too long ago, my hiking partners and I checked out a couple of town trails.

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Score 1 for the Stump

It’s a small stump, but an important one. Continue reading “Score 1 for the Stump”

15 Miles

My daughter and I spent three days hiking in the Smoky Mountains, exploring a few trails I hiked in Tennessee when I was much younger. Continue reading “15 Miles”

Soco Falls, NC

While driving east on US 19 in North Carolina, there is a small pull-off on the right with a short walk to a viewing platform of this double waterfall. Continue reading “Soco Falls, NC”

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