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...]

Protected: Beach Combing

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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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Northern Lights!!!

Saw the Northern Lights on a recent trip to Ontario. 3 cameras failed to capture it but this pic is similar to our sky that night. An awesome experience - one that's been on the bucket list for some time and we lucked in to it. Had no moon, lot's of stars, and a two hour show. Sat on the beach next to a campfire and enjoyed every minute. The next night the same sky - but no Northern Lights. Timing is everything! … [Read more...]


This is a winter hike to the Len Foote Hike Inn that we did with a group of dads and sons from St. Jude Catholic Church. Kudos to the staff at the Inn - who provided outstanding customer service during our visit. What a great place.... … [Read more...]

Bly Gap, North Carolina – January 31, 2015

  This is a video of a January 31, 2015 backpacking trip to Bly Gap, North Carolina which is located just past the Georgia-North Carolina State line on the Appalachian Trail.  It was the first time I'd been here in 20 years and it was great to be back.  Northbound thru-hikers love this place because it marks the completion of the first of fourteen States on the A.T. … [Read more...]