Protected: Ranger Field – April 2024

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Big Shoals 1; Rob Brown 0

Even with lower water levels on Big Shoals this year - it packs a punch. Here's the recovery effort after Rob ran the rapid in a canoe. (I incorrectly call this Bull Sluice in the video which is further down the river.) … [Read more...]

Episode 103: News Review 2023

In Episode 103, Cardiac and Drone Boy join me for a studio recording of some intriguing hiking and backpacking events that made the news this past year. Some of the topics we discuss include another hiker that found themselves at the bottom of a pit toilet, a loyal dog that survived 72 days on a high peak of Colorado, and a few events that involved Hollywood actors in the backcountry. Finally we close out with trail stats from the Appalachian Trail this past year and we discuss some … [Read more...]

Episode 102: Backcountry Halloween

In Episode 102, we have our FIRST Halloween special and discuss some of the spooky and crazy ass things that have happened in the backcountry over the last two decades. Cardiac and Drone Boy join me in the studio for this podcast and talk through some disturbing and well publicized events - some don't have a happy ending. We even share some scary personal encounters and expect that you have your own. So reach out to us and let us know about your spooky experiences on the trail. In … [Read more...]

Episode 101: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly 2

In Episode 101, we continue our discussion of The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - our best and worst experiences on the Trail.  Recorded live on the Chattooga River in northwestern South Carolina, I sit fireside with 3Dub, Mick, Hollywood, and Therm Rider after hiking to Long Creek Falls and settling in for the night. In the show we discuss some great sunsets, 3Dub's fall into a Cobra hole, our favorite campsites, and Hollywood's discovery of a tick - in the worst possible place! This … [Read more...]

Backcountry Fireworks

Therm Rider brings the Fourth of July to the backcountry! … [Read more...]

Protected: A Good Beer For He/Him/They

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Seal Team 6

Aqua Jim is going Seal Team 6 on us - trying to get a motor off the back of a boat. … [Read more...]

Return To Muscle Mountain

Muscle Jim returns to his namesake after a multi-year hiatus due to Covid. Welcome back to Muscle Mountain! … [Read more...]

Taking The Plunge

The Camp Fugarwi Swim Team shows their prowess off the dock on a windy and wavy day at the cabin - and Maximus nails the flip! … [Read more...]