Episode 42: Most Significant Backcountry Gear Of All Time?

In Episode 42, we discuss a March 2017 article that appeared in Outside Magazine titled "The 40 Most Significant Tools & Toys Ever Designed".  In honor of the magazine's 40th anniversary, the editors choose 40 products that "stood out for their sheer inventiveness" and their general impact on the outdoor community. Tonight we sit fireside on the South Carolina side of the Chattooga River and debate the merits of some items on the list.  Our group rarely reaches a consensus on each … [Read more...]

Protected: Snakes On The Trail

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The only thing better than Easter candy ….

The only thing better than Easter candy .... is a bag of it in the backcountry #besthikeswithkids … [Read more...]

Rope Swing Shot From The Campsite

Will G launches from the campsite in to the Chattooga River. … [Read more...]

Rope Swing Shot From The River

Will M launches from the upper deck in to the Chattooga River. Gang way ... … [Read more...]

Amicalola Falls State Park 1994 v’s 2017

April 10, 1994 - 23rd anniversary of my thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail.  Pic taken at Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia. And here is Phillip (aka World Wide Wanderer) in the same location two weeks ago when I dropped him off for his thru-hike.  The landscaping has definitely improved around the Visitor's Center over the years.  Go Phillip Go! … [Read more...]

Carry a pebble from Georgia to Maine

Early #AppalachianTrail #thruhikers would carry a pebble from Georgia to Maine. The carrying case I made for World Wide Wanderer this year. … [Read more...]

Episode 41: Trail Days 1995

In Episode 41, we revisit Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia on March 13, 1995.  The town has hosted the biggest event on the Appalachian Trail for over 30 years and most of these interviews were recorded live at the annual festival.  If you have ever wondered what it was like to thru-hike the A.T. in the early 90's - now is your chance.  The podcast is a remix of interviews that I did with ten hikers that were on the Trail in 1994. Yes there were far fewer backpackers on the Appalachian … [Read more...]

Go North Young Man

Phillip (aka World Wide Wanderer) starts his 2017 thru-hike at Springer Mountain in North Georgia. … [Read more...]

Nasty storms to hit the #AppalachianTrail tonight

Nasty storms to hit the #AppalachianTrail tonight. First time I've seen a weather alert on TV that names AT Shelters! #thruhikers … [Read more...]