Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Adventures of Bushwhack Jack

The Adventures of Bushwhack Jack
 
 

 
I have been fortunate to be able to spend more time hiking and less time in front of a computer.  It has become more of a chore to keep this blog updated, and therefore I have decided to no longer continue maintaining this blog.
 
I will continue to post photos from my adventures on both Facebook and Flickr.
 
Here is the link to my Flickr Photo Albums:

Happy Hiking!
Bushwhack Jack Thyen

Monday, October 18, 2021

2021-10-09 Great Falls on the Potomac

Great Falls on the Potomac
with Amy, Mary, Conner, and Lydia
Saturday, October 9th, 2021
 
Group Selfie at Great Falls
 
Amy and I took a trip up to Northern Virginia area to visit my side of the family. 
 
On Saturday we decided to head to Great Falls for a hike along the Billy Goat Trail.   I've been to the Virginia side of Great Falls on several occasions, but this was my first hike on the Maryland side!
 
Here are a few photos from our hike to Great Falls on the Potomac.
Five Went In
L to R:  Me, Lydia, Conner, Mary, Amy

Me at Great Falls

Great Falls

Great Falls

Lydia and Conner

Great Falls on the Potomac

Big Birds at Great Falls

Great Falls

Along the Billy Goat Trail
 
My Complete set of photos is posted here:
 
 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

2021-09-25 High Falls, Serenity Falls, Whitewater Falls

High Falls, Serenity Falls, Whitewater Falls
Jackson and Transylvania County, NC
Saturday, September 25th & Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Group Photo at Serenity Falls  (photo by Spencer Clary)
L to R: Spencer, Bob, Scott, Me, Sean, Darrin, JJ, Adrian

I had a fun weekend with Darrin, Bob, Sean, Scott, Carlos, Spencer, JJ, and Adrian.   

Here are a few photos from another wonderful weekend in the mountains of North Carolina.

Lake Glenville

 
High Falls on the West Fork of the Tuckasege

 
Darrin "The Salmon" jumping off Serenity Falls

 
Spencer at Serenity Falls

 
Me, Spencer, and Darrin at Whitewater Falls

 
Group Selfie at Whitewater Falls
L to R:  Me, Scott, Carlos, Darrin, Spencer

 
Scott at the top of Whitewater Falls

 
Our top secret campsite

 
Morning Twilight over Lake Jocassee

 
Morning Twilight from the top of Whitewater Falls

 
Whitewater Falls

Selfie with Scott at Whitewater Falls

My complete set of photos is posted here:

Thursday, September 30, 2021

2021-09-18 Parkway Peek Cabin Weekend

Parkway Peek Cabin Weekend with Amy
Somewhere between the Blue Ridge Parkway and
Spruce Pine, NC
Friday, Sept 17th through Sunday, Sept 19th, 2021
 
 
Sunrise from the Chestoa View Overlook
just a few minute drive from the Parkway Peek
 
Last fall I took a photo in the Linville Gorge that caught the eye of my friend Lesli.  She sent me a message and said she would love to get a large print of the photo for her family's cabin.  We quickly came to a mutually beneficial agreement.  I offered to make a large canvas print of the photo in exchange for a complimentary stay at the Parkway Peek Cabin!
 
One of my Linville Gorge photos made into a Canvas Print for the Parkway Peek
 
The cabin is beautiful and was equipped with everything we needed for a wonderful weekend!

Here are a few photos from our weekend at the Parkway Peek:
 
Selfie with Amy at the back deck of the Parkway Peek

The Parkway Peek

Bedroom view featuring Amy

Blue Ridge Sunrise

English Falls
 
Amy at Roan Mountain

Roan Mountain selfie with Amy

 
Full Moon above the Parkway Peek

 
That beautiful moment just before sunrise

 
Sunrise from the Chestoa View Overlook

My complete set of photos is posted here:

Thursday, September 16, 2021

2021-09-12 Flat Laurel Creek with Scott

Flat Laurel Creek
Shining Rock Wilderness
Pisgah National Forest, NC
Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Scott and I had a fun day along Flat Laurel Creek.

Here are some of the photos from our adventure!
 










 
My complete set of photos is posted here:



Monday, September 13, 2021

2021-09-05 Ice Palace Creek with Scott

Ice Palace Creek with Scott
Pisgah National Forest, NC
Sunday, September 5th, 2021



This past winter Andy discovered some ice covered waterfalls on an un-named tributary of the West Fork of the Pigeon River. 

Scott Burns and I decided to take advantage of some higher than normal waterflow and check out Andy's discoveries!

I also included a few morning twilight shots from along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
















Our exploration was cut short due to my worst Yellow Jacket attack ever! My Virginia Tech hat was lost to a swarm of Bees!


My complete set of photos is posted here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8146392@N05/albums/72157719834661033

The Adventures of Bushwhack Jack

The Adventures of Bushwhack Jack       I have been fortunate to be able to spend more time hiking and less time in front of a computer.  It ...