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...]

3W – Thru-Hiker Rendevous

I have a friend hiking the Appalachian Trail this year and his schedule (and some inclement weather) had him take a zero day in Gatlinburg, TN which gave us an opportunity to catch up with him last weekend.  Here is the World Wide Wanderer (aka 3W) relaxing on the balcony of the LeConte View Motel. He shared some photos and video from the Trail and detailed his first three weeks on the A.T.  We absorbed it like a sponge, then offered to buy him dinner - a gesture that no thru-hiker … [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...]

Countdown To Cold

We head out in light snow to hike to Newton Bald and campsite #52 in the Smokies. The forecast is for a high of 19 degrees and wind chill of -4. … [Read more...]

Rim Sunset

We made it to the Grand Canyon just in time to catch the sunset on this cold winter day in January. And yes it does snow in the desert. … [Read more...]

View From The Rim Trail

Our view from the Rim Trail as we hike toward Maricopa Point and look back on the lodges near Grand Canyon Village. … [Read more...]

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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...]

28 degrees last night at Panther Creek. Even the dog needed a sleeping bag…

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