Springer Fever

I always get nostalgic this time of year for a hike to Springer Mountain on the Appalachian Trail (or… [more]

Springer Fever Springer Fever

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.

Episode 20: The Pacific Crest Trail

In Episode 20 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with 30-Pack about his 2013 thru-hike on the… [more]

Episode 20: The Pacific Crest Trail Episode 20: The Pacific Crest Trail