Maine – September 2022

In September 2022, we did a backpacking trip to Maine to celebrate Beer Run's 50th birthday. Spent a couple nights in the legendary 100 Mile Wilderness and had a chance to visit Casco Bay and Portland's Fort Williams on the way back to Boston. … [Read more...]

The Kelty Run

We've been known to make a few beer runs on backpacking trips, but the weather man tricked us and this turned out to be a Kelty run. Turned out to be a good call - we had rain on/off the rest of the night. … [Read more...]

Jefferson National Forest – Summer 2021

Summer 2021 trip in Virginia's Jefferson National Forest to celebrate Roger's MEGA B-Day. It only took 6 months to get this together, but cheers to my favorite peasant!!! And yes the horses are wild and the ghost cow is real - even tried to run my favorite Brit over while sleeping in his tent. No cow tipping on this hike, but Roger did ask for some creamer for his morning coffee... … [Read more...]

Protected: Beer Run’s Last Minute Family Backpacking Trip

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Wiped Out Out At High Shoal Falls

I was wiped out after a very hot and humid ~500 ft hike out from High Shoal Falls. We might have slightly overloaded the backpacks on this trip! … [Read more...]

Night Hikers

Beer Run and Pokey Bo roll in to camp an hour after sunset having just completed a 1000' and 1.6 mile climb up the mountain on our annual Klondike hike. … [Read more...]

Early September Snow On The Colorado Trail

We backpacked through an early September snowfield on Segment 9 of the Colorado Trail about a mile past Beaver Lake. Here is the view from the ridgeline. … [Read more...]

The Appalachian Trail @ 25 Years

It's been 25 years since I set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.  Time has moved exponentially since then, and I now appreciate that there are a few pivotal years in your life. 1994 was the year for me. In the winter of 1994 I lived in Chicago.  I moved to Illinois from North Carolina and as a 20 something enjoyed the conveniences of this large city - walking to restaurants, bars, friend's houses, and taking the short train rides to Cubs and Bears games.    … [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...]

LEN FOOTE HIKE INN, NORTH GEORGIA – TRIP VIDEO (FEBRUARY 2015)

This is a winter hike to the Len Foote Hike Inn that we did with a group of dads and sons from St. Jude Catholic Church. Kudos to the staff at the Inn - who provided outstanding customer service during our visit. What a great place.... … [Read more...]