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The only thing better than Easter candy ….

The only thing better than Easter candy .... is a bag of it in the backcountry #besthikeswithkids … [Read more...]

Rope Swing Shot From The Campsite

Will G launches from the campsite in to the Chattooga River. … [Read more...]

Rope Swing Shot From The River

Will M launches from the upper deck in to the Chattooga River. Gang way ... … [Read more...]

Will Takes The Plunge

Will braves the cold water of the Chattooga River and takes the plunge from a rope swing. … [Read more...]

Pigpen Branch Falls

A look at Pigpen Branch Falls from the Foothills Trail - hiking southbound and headed down toward the Chattooga River (and junction with the Chattooga River Trail). … [Read more...]

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

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Boone Dawg rides a rapid on the Chattooga River with us..

Boone rides a rapid on the Chattooga River with us.. … [Read more...]

St Jude Pack 623 – 2014-2015

A video recap of the year with Cub Scout Pack 623 - Sandy Springs, GA. … [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...]