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Fall Creek Waterfalls

Gary (aka Drone Boy) shot this 360 degree video of Fall Creek Waterfalls in Dawson Forest on a summer day in 2020. Great time for a dip in the pool at the base! … [Read more...]

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Backcountry Thanksgiving Menu

In Episode 82 of our "Backcountry Thanksgiving" podcast we discuss the following meals that I pulled from my food storage pantry in about 10 minutes.  I'm sure you can assemble some solid alternatives - but here's a Thanksgiving Day meal plan if you are looking for one to take into the wilderness. Menu 1 Drinks:  Hot Cider (0.5 oz /each, 1 oz two packets) Appetizer: Salad Kit (7.7 oz, 1 1/2 cups w/ croutons, bacon bits, dressing) Dinner:  Mountain House Chicken Dumplings (4.5 … [Read more...]

Episode 82: Backcountry Thanksgiving

In Episode 82, we offer up a "Backcountry Thanksgiving" - just in time for the Holidays, and cooked fresh and right outside our studio this evening.  In the show, we deliver not 1 but 2 four course Thanksgiving meals that are lightweight, inexpensive, and ready for you to take into the wilderness.  And we pack the studio with a record six people to taste each of them - sampling hot drinks, appetizers, a main course, and desserts. This is a family feast tonight - with two members of … [Read more...]

Cascade Trail Blue-Blaze Footnote (Andover, ME)

The blue-blaze was the Cascade Trail. The journal entry on Sept 22nd says that we cut off two miles – which matches up exactly the 2004 Maine A.T. Map #7. Also see n2/backpackingfiles/longdistancetrails/appalachiantrailonly/at1994thruhike/andovermaineblueblaze folder which has a great map of this area from Maine Trail Finder ( The Cascade Trail descends 0.9 miles to the A.T. – and the 1994 Maine Guidebook page 142 has details … [Read more...]

Yonah Mountain

180+ degrees views from the rock ledges of Yonah Mountain in North Georgia. The ridgeline in the distance is the Appalachian Trail near Rocky Mountain. … [Read more...]

Interesting article at Wired about a mysterious long-distance…

Interesting article at Wired about a mysterious long-distance #hiker found dead in his tent in 2017 whose identity is still unknown. from Tumblr via IFTTT … [Read more...]

Working on a podcast to release before Thanksgiving. Any ideas…

Working on a podcast to release before Thanksgiving. Any ideas for freeze-dried/instant #backpacking foods to taste test during the show? Already have chicken/dumplings, instant potatoes, green beans, and dehydrated dessert. Can’t seem to find powdered beer .. from Tumblr via IFTTT … [Read more...]

Need a backpacking podcast to get you in the mood for Halloween…

Need a backpacking podcast to get you in the mood for Halloween tonight? Then check out “12 Ways to Die In The Backcountry”. Recorded last October with Cardiac and Drone Boy, but still a classic: from Tumblr via IFTTT … [Read more...]

Episode 81: Tahoe Rim Trail


In Episode 81, Jennifer “Sprinkles” Kelley is back on the show to share some great information on how to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail - which runs nearly 170 miles along the border of Nevada and California.  If you work full time and dream of a thru-hike, then this is the show for you. In the podcast, we discuss logistics, permits, wildlife, resupply, and why a 10 day hike on the TRT is the ultimate first thru-hike.  We also catch up her life since we spoke on the podcast five years … [Read more...]