White River National Forest – Aspen, Colorado – June 23, 2016

We stayed in an AirB2B house in Aspen, CO and used it as a base camp to explore a number of high alpine lakes in the nearby White River National Forest over a five day period. The scenery was spectacular and I wish we had our backpacks and spent the night in the wilderness - maybe next time. The whitewater rafting was also a blast. Kudos to "Drone Boy" for shooting the aerial footage and for putting this video together. … [Read more...]

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Our Rain Strategy

It is a wet morning on the Trail, but packing up is a lot easier when you are under cover and sitting in a camp chair! … [Read more...]

Rain as predicted

Rain as predicted ... why the Kelty Tarp didn't make Outside Magazines 2017 list of the 40 Most Innovative Gear - I have no idea. … [Read more...]

Our Audible To The Chattooga

We planned to backpack in the Smokies today but the weather was significantly better to the Southeast. So we left our thru-hiking buddy to take a zero day in Gatlinburg and hiked in to the Chattooga. … [Read more...]

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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...]

Go North Young Man

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

Bear Encounter Near Tray Gap

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