We Have Bison

We had bison in our campsite and bison on the Trail, so this was anti-climatic.  But here's one from the car... … [Read more...]

Protected: Snakes On The Trail

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Bear Encounter Near Tray Gap

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

Elk Crossing

Elk crossing at Oconaluftee Visitor's Center in Great Smoky Mountain National Park … [Read more...]

Episode 39: Hiking News Review (Grand Canyon Show)

In Episode 39, Therm Rider and I do a live winter show from the Yavapai Lodge at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  After a day hiking on the Arizona and Rim Trails, we kick back a cold one and discuss some of the major hiking news events of 2016. In the show, Therm Rider and I recap and debate some of the U.S. news events that were heavily publicized in the outdoor community last year - including epic fails with drones, lost lives from selfies, and wildlife issues and encounters.  We are … [Read more...]

Flying South

Geese flying South for the winter. Very cool formation. You have to see the aerodynamics at play here. … [Read more...]

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

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Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

Man this is making me hungry, let's go get some lunch. Wild Turkey at Zion National Park. … [Read more...]

Episode 25: Flip Flop Flippin’

In Episode 25, Scott "Squatch" Herriott talks about his three part series Flip Flop Flippin'.  The films were shot on the Appalachian Trail during the summers of 2011, 2012, and 2014 and they follow the thru-hiker community as they make their way along the nearly 2200 mile trail. In the show, "Squatch" talks about his first ventures in to the wilderness, some of the thru-hikers and trail angels that he met on the A.T., and his experience as a filmmaker in the backcountry.  His skills as a … [Read more...]

We weathered rain, slippery rocks, bears, and put Rebel to rest this weekend

Just returned from a loop hike at Blood Mountain via the Reece Memorial, Freeman, and Appalachian Trails. We were aware that bears were a problem in this area and reminded immediately by a sign at the trailhead. Here's two of our crew at the junction of the three trails. The 1.8 mile hike along the Freeman Trail was wet and slippery and much harder than I remembered it. There's not a lot of elevation change, but it's really rocky in sections. We arrive to an empty Woods Hole Shelter around … [Read more...]