Episode 53: Backpacker Diaries

In Episode 53, I speak with Amos Prudhon about his YouTube channel titled Backpacker Diaries - which documents his numerous ventures into the backcountry of the U.S and Canada.  Amos does an excellent job at capturing the experience on the Trail - and focuses on multi-day and multi-week backpacking trips that are well within the reach of most backpackers.  On the show, we discuss his recent hike on the Sawback Trail in Banff National Park and we talk specifics about securing a permit, … [Read more...]

Hickory Creek Crossing

Normally we cross Hickory Creek by walking across a few rocks - but not today! … [Read more...]

Junction of the Conasauga River and Hickory Creek Trail

It's been a wet spring and the Conasauga River was running fast at it's junction with the Hickory Creek Trail. Pratt lost a hat, sunglasses, and some hiking sticks trying to cross - so we decided to camp on the south side of the river. … [Read more...]

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Episode 52R: Back To The Beginning

In Episode 52R, we relaunch the most popular podcast from the first few years of the show ... 30-Pack's enthusiastic recap of his 2012 Appalachian Trail thru-hike.  With spring in the air and thru-hiker season underway - this is a great follow-up to our discussions with 3Dub in the last show.  Once again, you'll hear how the Trail takes hold of you - whether you're in your 20's or 70's - or anywhere between.  And how it can drive you to keep going ... on to the Pacific Crest … [Read more...]

Episode 51: NOBO

In Episode 51, I speak with 3 Dub (aka the World Wide Wanderer) who spent 7 months hiking northbound or NOBO on the Appalachian Trail last summer.  On March 26th I had the opportunity to see him off at Springer Mountain, and in the podcast we speak about his preparations for the hike, experiences on the Trail, and what the vibe is like as a 50+ year old thru-hiker. With the long distance hiking season ramping up ... 3Dub and I talk right before he departed for Europe and his spring hike … [Read more...]

Strom Thurmond Lake

A view of Strom Thurmond Lake from our backcountry campsite. There is no boat to be seen on the water this winter evening. … [Read more...]

Chimney Top

Had a chance to hike to Chimney Top in the #Smokies last weekend. Last 0.2 mi of the trail still closed from 2016 fires. Interesting to see how they affected the area. … [Read more...]

Food Snatcher

This guy was moving in on my grub last weekend #besthikeswithdogs … [Read more...]

Storm Audible

Pulled an audible to #backpack to Strom Thurmond lake this weekend. Not a drop of rain at our blue dot last night but plenty at our original destination in the #Smokies. … [Read more...]