Notes on Quotes: Hiking and Do We Need Daylight Saving Time?
Daylight Saving Time: “It impacts diverse and unexpected areas, including agricultural practices, street crime, the reporting of sports scores, energy conservation, television schedules, traffic accidents, voter turnout, and even the inheritance rights of twins.” David Prerau
We were in search of a new place to hike and had been directed toward the town of Balsam, which rests in a mountain pass between the Plott Balsams and Great Balsam Mountains. Cold Mountain is part of the Great Balsam Mountains and provided the setting for Charles Frazier’s famous novel. As we drove into Balsam, we remembered that Balsam is a great place for studying lost history and that our column on the lost mineral springs in Balsam published in "The Mountaineer” is now a reference in “Wikipedia.”
We drove past ...