Leonard Adkins

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The Lovely Trees

I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree. OK. I admit it. When I had to memorize this poem in...

Kate’s Mountain Paradise

Botanists list fifteen species of plants that are confined to shale barrens, and fourteen of them grow upon Kate’s Mountain.

Go East

In my last post, I suggested you “Go South” to Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp if the temperature in the mountains was so cold that it...

Okefenokee Okay!

Horace Greely said, “Go West.” If temperatures are still a little too frigid and snow covers the mountain pathways, generating urges to stay home and under the blankets, I say, “Go South.”

Winter Escape

Magnificent 360-degree views. Rhododendron-lined streams filled with trout. Multiple cascades. Remote forest glens that contrast with high open meadows. Opportunities for quiet, isolated, and scenic campsites. Mountain breezes blowing across your face. Outdoor adventures just don’t get much better than this.

New Germany’s Powder

While Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland is 3,900 acres in size, and the lake in Herrington Manor State Park has 53 acres of...