Dragon's Tooth Trail (no summit)
I took my son on his very first camping trip...almost. We made it to the campsite and set up the tent. We met five students from Liberty out for a weekend backpacking trip. We all ate and settled in for the night. At 9:30pm, I awoke to someone or something pushing up against my tent. Unsure of what it was I called out "hello," but to no response. One of the Liberty guys called out to his friend, but then quickly realized that a large black bear was the one causing the disturbances in camp. I got out of my tent to view the large ursine. He was more curious than anything and didn't show any aggression, but he also didn't scare as we attempted to get him to leave camp. The entire group decided a night hike out to the car was our best course of action.
AT - Route 60 to Cowcamp Gap (Bald Knob summit)
False Cape State Park
Hiked in from the NC/VA state line after a ride on the 4WD beach. This is a neat state park with several interesting destinations to see. There is a survey monument from the 1700s, a ghost town, and an old cemetery. Hiked with my dad while on vacation.
2012 Blue Ridge Marathon
3rd running of the Blue Ridge Marathon. Thankfully, the weather held out this year.