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Episode 84: The Shikoku Pilgrimage

In Episode 84, Paul Barach tells us about his 750 mile and 42 day backpacking trip on the Shikoku Pilgrimage in Japan.  In the show, Paul shares the history of this religious Buddhist route, talks about hiking in traditional pilgrim clothing, and shares some of the challenges that he faced - including heat, hunger, injuries, and infections. You can check out Paul's book "Fighting Monks & Burning Mountains" for all the details, or listen to this interesting discussion about a little … [Read more...]

Flooded Trees Along The Amadahy Trail

Flooded dead trees along the Amadahy Trail at Carter's Lake near Ellijay, GA … [Read more...]

A Hard Earned Beer

The Camel and Wild Turkey enjoy a hard earned beer after a long climb in the Cohutta Wilderness. … [Read more...]

Long Climb Up Birch Creek

Roger (aka The Camel) is a wee bit tired after our long climb up Birch Creek in the Cohutta Wilderness … [Read more...]

Fort Mountain State Park

We hiked 3 miles on the Gahuti Backpacking Trail at Fort Mountain State Park, but the best views were from this overlook only 100 feet from the trailhead. … [Read more...]

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Episode 83: The Longest Straw

In Episode 83, Samantha Bode joins the show to talk about her 338 mile and 65 day hike along the Los Angeles aqueduct in California.  In the show, we talk about this unique and rarely attempted route, some of the challenges that Samantha faced, and how the ranchers, native Americans, and Los Angeles water personnel viewed her hike.  Since the 1950's, Southern California has been growing at an explosive rate and this podcast is about L.A.'s ever expanding need for water as much as … [Read more...]

Hidden Pond Trail – Carter’s Lake

The 210' swamp bridge leading to the Beaver Pond at Carter's Lake. … [Read more...]

Falls Branch Falls

We hiked a 2.9 mile loop via the Stanley Gap and Benton MacKaye Trail to Falls Branch Falls on New Years Eve 2015. The kids enjoyed the hike. … [Read more...]

Frosty Mountain Hop

There's frost on the trees as we exit from our hike on the Conasagua River Trail at Bettty Gap … [Read more...]