#AppalachianTrail marker

A #thruhiker friend just shared this cool pic of an #AppalachianTrail marker from a recent #backpacking trip. … [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...]

5 Minute Challenge 

The 5 minute shower challenge at Grand Canyon National Park … [Read more...]

Wow, look at that sunset!

Rain is forecast for the next three days - and here it comes.  I'll take the view for now. … [Read more...]

Ramrock Mountain 2002 v’s 2016

Here's what 14 years can do to an overlook on the Appalachian Trail.  Ramrock Mountain and the view in 2002... And the same view looking toward the southeast in 2016.  Note the rock in the center of the photo and tree cover in the background.  The tree to the left in the photo above is no longer there. Granted - the 2002 photo was taken in March with no leave cover and the above photo was taken in May, but it's amazing how fast the Southern forest grows.  We enjoyed what … [Read more...]

You never know what you might find crawling around in the backcountry…

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End of the road…

  End of the road on this hike yesterday near the river. Lot's of rain here in Georgia and it shows!  #besthikeswithdog … [Read more...]

Showers Bring Waterfalls And Flowers For Our Summer Backpacking Trip To Panthertown Valley

Panthertown Valley is one of my favorite hiking spots in North Carolina. It is located near Cashiers, NC in the western section of the State and was purchased by the Nature Conservancy from Duke Power in 1989. Panthertown is now part of the Nantahala National Forest and has been growing rapidly in popularity - especially over the last ten years. Schoolhouse Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in Panthertown. When we first visited Panthertown in 2001, there was only the occasional … [Read more...]

When it's too hot for a campfire….

When it's too hot for a campfire… The campfire cake! The family made it for Father's Day. … [Read more...]

On a flight home. Delta is taunting me for another backpacking trip…

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