Mountain Waters

There is much to be said for Virginia’s waters. We are blessed to live in a state which takes great pride in our natural resources. Virginia goes to great lengths to preserve and enhance its…


North Creek in Arcadia

 It was a cool 30 degrees today in the forest. I spent some time in North Creek close to North Creek Campground. This is a beautiful area which is just minutes from Buchanan, VA. The…


South Fork of the Holston River

Every year I load up my camper and dog and head off to a week of fly fishing by myself. This past year I spent that week camping at Hungry Mother State park just outside…


Apple Orchard Falls – Nice Hike

Some years back I was speaking with Tom, a friend who had just retired from the United States Forest Service as an Engineer.  Now Tom is an amazing resource for all things National Forest. He…


Sherando Lake Recreation Area

The Jefferson National Forest, near Stewart Draft Virginia is where you will find Sherando Lake. This is a great family get away with lots of outdoor activities including, swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking, canoeing and hiking….