Bears On The Appalachain Trail (At Blood Mountain)

The Appalachian Trail made the news across the media channels in Atlanta last week when the U.S. Forest… [more]

Bears On The Appalachain Trail (At Blood Mountain) Bears On The Appalachain Trail (At Blood Mountain)

Did Earl Shaffer Take A Shortcut On The First Documented Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike?

It is customary in the world of Appalachian Trail thru-hiking to pick a trail name, and in 1994 after… [more]

Did Earl Shaffer Take A Shortcut On The First Documented Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike? Did Earl Shaffer Take A Shortcut On The First Documented Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike?

The Best Hikes In The Southeastern U.S.

Backpacker Magazine just announced their Reader's Choice picks for the best hikes  of 2011.  Since… [more]

The Best Hikes In The Southeastern U.S. The Best Hikes In The Southeastern U.S.

The 10 Best Hikes In The Smokies

By Bob Foster (guest writer) Stretching more than 2,100 miles from Main to Georgia, the Appalachian… [more]

The 10 Best Hikes In The Smokies The 10 Best Hikes In The Smokies

You want the A.T. experience? Then get distracted.

National Parks Traveler recently published an article titled Hiking The Appalachian National Scenic Trail:… [more]

You want the A.T. experience? Then get distracted. You want the A.T. experience? Then get distracted.

When The Weatherman Blows The Forecast (aka Our Epic Venture To Long Branch Shelter)

It is sunny when we leave Atlanta and the forecast is for temperatures in the 50's in nearby Franklin,… [more]

When The Weatherman Blows The Forecast (aka Our Epic Venture To Long Branch Shelter) When The Weatherman Blows The Forecast (aka Our Epic Venture To Long Branch Shelter)

From movie set to backcountry set, a Walk In The Woods on the Appalachian Trail

You may have heard that Walk In The Woods is filming now in the Atlanta area, and Friday I was cast… [more]

From movie set to backcountry set, a Walk In The Woods on the Appalachian Trail From movie set to backcountry set, a Walk In The Woods on the Appalachian Trail

Episode 24: Backcountry 101-Rookie Mistakes

In Episode 24 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, we satisfy a listener request for a show on backcountry… [more]

Episode 24: Backcountry 101-Rookie Mistakes Episode 24: Backcountry 101-Rookie Mistakes

Working Off Thanksgiving Dinner - An Overnight In Panthertown Valley

  After fattening up on Thanksgiving dinner, The Camel meets us in North Carolina for a hike… [more]

Working Off Thanksgiving Dinner - An Overnight In Panthertown Valley Working Off Thanksgiving Dinner - An Overnight In Panthertown Valley

100% Chance Of Rain? Backpacking To Plum Orchard Shelter

The weatherman said there was a 100% chance of rain today, and he was 100% right!  It rained all morning,… [more]

100% Chance Of Rain?  Backpacking To Plum Orchard Shelter 100% Chance Of Rain?  Backpacking To Plum Orchard Shelter

Baxter State Park Needs Federal Funding, And Soon!

There are four times the number of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers hiking and camping in Baxter State… [more]

Baxter State Park Needs Federal Funding, And Soon! Baxter State Park Needs Federal Funding, And Soon!