PROTECTED: BENTON MACKAYE TRAIL PHOTOS – APRIL 23, 2022

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EPISODE 95B: FIRST TIMERS

In Episode 95B, we are deep in the backcountry at a campsite on the Benton MacKaye Trail where we sit around the campfire and discuss some"first time" experiences in the wilderness.  Therm Rider, Beer Run, & Sons all share the first time they found themselves offensive, took a crap in the woods, got a car vandalized, and were scared shitless on the Trail - among other things. This episode gets a bit rowdy at times, and has been made a bonus show as a result.  But if you have a … [Read more...]

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ARMY TRAINING SIR!

We saw four military helicopters pass over us in the Chattahoochee National Forest before dark - then watched red and white strobe lights in the valley below from our campsite. Army training? … [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...]

EPISODE 59: THE MAN WHO HIKED IT ALL

In Episode 59, I speak with Bart Smith (aka Infinite Dust) who was recently featured in Backpacker Magazine as "The Man Who Hiked It All".  Since 1992, Bart has hiked nearly 35,000 miles on 30 of America's National Scenic and Historic Trails - completing the last of the Trails by October 2nd, 2018 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act. In the show, Bart tells us about his backcountry photography, the coffee table book he completed with Earl Shaffer on the … [Read more...]

LOST WEDDING RING

In 2003, I lost my wedding ring in this exact same spot while #backpacking on the #BentonMacKayeTrail at the #ToccoaRiver. Apparently I'm not the first. … [Read more...]

BACKCOUNTRY KITCHEN

When Therm Rider cooks in the backcountry, he does not play around. … [Read more...]

EPISODE 28: THE BENTON MACKAYE TRAIL

In Episode 28, Sprinkles and NoKey discuss their ultimate summer:  Thru-hiking 1400 miles on four major trails along the East Coast - including the Benton MacKaye, Finger Lakes, Northville-Placid and Long Trails. Forewarning, we spend the majority of the podcast discussing their 20 day, ~290 mile hike on the Benton MacKaye Trail - a great alternative to the Appalachian Trail in the South - but there's lots of great tips on backpacking and thru-hiking in general. So listen in - … [Read more...]

BENTON MACKAYE TRAIL TRIP VIDEO – MARCH 8, 2015

We had nearly perfect Spring weather for this hike last weekend in North Georgia. ┬áMy dog slept for most of the next 24 hours after our 9.7 mile loop hike on and around the Benton MacKaye Trail in the Cohutta Wilderness. ┬áSpring has finally sprung! … [Read more...]