Elk Crossing

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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...]

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Knights Of Ni

Pratt does his best impression of Monty Python's the Knights Of Ni during a backcountry trip in the Smokies. … [Read more...]

Newton Bald?

We feel pretty certain this is Newton Bald - but still have to finish hiking this ridge to get there. … [Read more...]

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FONTANA LAKE – CAMPSITE #74 IN 2010 V’S 2016

Our lake view near Smokies Campsite #74 this January 2016.  The TVA drains the lake each winter. Our view April 2010 after some Spring showers.  Guess when the fishing is better!!!  … [Read more...]

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Sardines!

There's nothing like a cold sardine during a lunch break while backpacking in the Smokies. I think I'll stick to beef jerky! … [Read more...]

Zombie Apocalypse

This is it - the famed tunnel on the "Road To Nowhere".  It looks more like the zombie apocalypse than a backpacking trip. … [Read more...]