Camping & Hiking Roanoke Rapids NC

Camping and hiking is more than tents and boots. Nature-loving Nomads will get outdoors for a few hours, a weekend or an extended vacation.

Salisbury School of Ballet
(704) 637-2174
126 1/2 East Innes St.
Salisbury, NC
Adrian Byrd Tennis
(828) 729-1061
2704 Tablerock Rd.
Lenoir, NC
Little Aces Tennis Academy
(919) 332-2351
P.O. Box 2623
Wilmington, NC
Adventure Landing
(704) 866-4242
2600 E. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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(919) 872-4140
4201 Green road
raleigh, NC
Holiday Inn of Salisbury
(704) 637-3100
530 Jake Alexander Blvd. S.
Salisbury, NC
S.O.S. Officials
(704) 302-4605
6107 Lost Gate Lane
Waxhaw, NC
South Rowan Academy
(704) 855-3276
413 North Main Street
China Grove, NC
To The Pointe Dance Company
(704) 638-6336
322 Depot Street
Salisbury, NC
Leisure Time Amusements
(336) 775-4000
155 Leisure Time Lane
Winston Salem, NC

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An Intro to Camping & Hiking

Why climb the stairway to heaven on earth?

For campers and hikers, the phrase “when nature calls” is more than a euphemism for going to the bathroom. Open skies, mountain ranges and desert plains have an allure the Manhattan skyline can't match.

For some, summer holidays don't begin until the family vacation starts, while others need an isolated mountain top to shake off the cubicle blues. But with all the gear , planning, supplies and time it takes, why do we do it? The answers are as varied as our readers.

Face to Face with Nature

Many nomads got their first glimpse of wildlife through Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. But zoom shots of wildebeests at a watering hole won't prepare you for the real thing. Winston Churchill once said, “There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.” Clearly, The British Bulldog never crossed paths with a grizzly.

Fortunately, most close encounters of the wildlife kind are benign and bring a sense of peace rather than fear. Stumbling across a family of deer nibbling branches in the woods or spotting a mountain goat scampering up a rocky cliff can't be replicated in staged environments or captured adequately on film. Seeing is believing, and you can't see nature through a TV tube.

When a Tree Falls in the Forest …

If no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? Unless they've taken advanced philosophy, most campers and hikers don't care. After all, they're trekking the woods to discover nature, not solve existential enigmas. Spend some time in the forest and not only will you be able to describe the sound of a mighty pine crashing to earth, you'll witness the new life that springs from fallen trees. Once you've witnessed the intricate cycle of nature, you won't be content wandering the malls in your time off.

The Great Escape

As our world becomes more connected through e-mail, text messages and cell phones that never stop ringing, the only ...

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