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Episode 85: The Arizona Trail

In Episode 85, "The Man Who Hiked It All" is back on the podcast to tell us about one of his favorite long distance trails - The AZT.  The Arizona Trail is a nearly 800 mile path that runs from Mexico to Utah and Bart Smith thru-hiked it all in 2009 - the year that it was first designated as a National Scenic Trail.  In the show, Bart tells us about his walk through the lowlands of the Sonoran Desert, his climbs to the sky islands of the San Francisco Peaks, and his traverse of the … [Read more...]

Protected: Coors Water Collection System

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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Colorado Trail Views From ~11,700′

We finally cleared the trees and walked in to this open area along the ridgeline of the Colorado Trail where there were amazing views at ~11,700'. The Continental Divide Trail also shares this section of trail near Leadville. … [Read more...]