Rocky Mountain, North Georgia – December 22, 2018

 This is a video of a December 22, 2018 backpacking trip to Rocky Mountain in North Georgia.  We hiked in a few inches of snow that came down the prior day, but most of it melted as the temps climbed to the low 40's during our hike.  Yonah Mountain can be seen at sunset in the distance.  My 13 year old son gets photo credit for many of the pics. … [Read more...]

Episode 60B: Troubadour (A.T. 25th Anniversary Series)

In Episode 60, I speak with Troubadour about his 1994 thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. This is the first release in a special bonus series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our hike, and it was recorded at Trail Days on May 13, 1995 in Damascus, Virginia. After finishing the A.T. in 1994, Troubadour went on to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 1999 and the Continental Divide Trails in 2002 - walking nearly 10,000 miles and completing the Triple Crown - which we discuss in detail in … [Read more...]

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Pleasant Pond Lean-To Register – October 1994

Just scanned the Pleasant Pond Lean-To Register - October 1994. I walked out of the 100 Mile Wilderness 24 years ago today - brings back some great memories. Hope to see everyone at Trail Days for our 25th.   ~ BirdShooter   … [Read more...]

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 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...]