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Bear Encounter Near Tray Gap

The Weasel recaps a bear encounter near Tray Gap as we sit fireside later that evening. … [Read more...]

Our Stealth Spot

The trail in Georgia is busy with Appalachian Trail thru hikers right now - so we found this stealth spot off the trail to camp for the night. … [Read more...]

Moonrise Sunset

The moon rises to the east and sun sets in the west - as seen from our campsite near Tray Mountain. … [Read more...]

When the weekend backpacking trip comes together…

When the weekend #backpacking trip comes together. Headed to the #AppalachianTrail for this one. Should be busy with #thruhikers. … [Read more...]

Taunted By The World Wide Wanderer

Remember the World Wide Wanderer on Episode 7? http://ow.ly/gLxw309lJpH He is taunting me tonight from his campsite on the #AppalachianTrail … [Read more...]

Episode 40: Hiking News Review (Great Smokies Show)

In Episode 40, The Camel and I continue the discussion on hiking news from 2016 in a show recorded right before our annual Klondike hike on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Forewarning, we talk felonies, guns, and politics - subjects that get The Camel particularly fired up. So listen in, and we'll brace ourselves for the feedback!  'Cause we talk arson, kidnapping, self-defense, and about the political leadership of our country.  And if that doesn't make … [Read more...]

Episode 39: Hiking News Review (Grand Canyon Show)

In Episode 39, Therm Rider and I do a live winter show from the Yavapai Lodge at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  After a day hiking on the Arizona and Rim Trails, we kick back a cold one and discuss some of the major hiking news events of 2016. In the show, Therm Rider and I recap and debate some of the U.S. news events that were heavily publicized in the outdoor community last year - including epic fails with drones, lost lives from selfies, and wildlife issues and encounters.  We are … [Read more...]

Episode 37: Thirty At Thirty – Part Two

In Episode 37, we continue the conversation with 30 Pack.  During the second hour of our interview, we discuss his summer rim-to-rim hike of the Grand Canyon, the resulting hallucinations, ultra-marathons, and working with troubled teens in Utah.  30 lived out of his car for 2 1/2 years and tells us some of the craziest things that happened to him during this time - including hiking with the Navajo and hearing and seeing ghosts on the trail in Arizona. You might recall 30 Pack from Episode … [Read more...]

Episode 36: Thirty At Thirty – Part One

In Episode 36, 30 Pack is back!!!  And he gives us an update on his wanderlust and travels over the last 2 1/2 years - including his post-PCT adventures with Outburst and their exploration of the wild canyons, hot springs and numerous Trails of the western U.S.  30 Pack then settles briefly in Seattle where he runs his first marathon and is attacked while raising money and helping the homeless on the streets of the City. You might recall 30 Pack from Episode 13 (where we discuss his … [Read more...]