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...]

LOOKING DOWN ON SCHOOLHOUSE FALLS

Gary (aka Drone Boy) gets some amazing video from his drone after 1 1/2 feet of snow blanket Panthertown Valley and we make first tracks to Schoolhouse Falls in January 2022. … [Read more...]

SCHOOLHOUSE FALLS 360 DEGREE VIEW AFTER MAJOR SNOWSTORM

Panthertown Valley got hammered with 1 1/2 feet of snow in January 2022, and we were the first to hike to Schoolhouse Falls after the storm. Gary (aka Drone Boy) gets some a great 360 degree shot of the falls after the winter blast. … [Read more...]

RAINBOW FALLS – WINTER 2022

Drone Boy and I did a winter hike to Rainbow Falls after a major snowstorm hit the area with 1 1/2 feet of snow. Most had melted by the time we reached the falls - but it was still a "cool" hike. … [Read more...]

EPISODE 95B: FIRST TIMERS

In Episode 95B, we are deep in the backcountry at a campsite on the Benton MacKaye Trail where we sit around the campfire and discuss some"first time" experiences in the wilderness.  Therm Rider, Beer Run, & Sons all share the first time they found themselves offensive, took a crap in the woods, got a car vandalized, and were scared shitless on the Trail - among other things. This episode gets a bit rowdy at times, and has been made a bonus show as a result.  But if you have a … [Read more...]

SEE YOU IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

Found a rope swing on the Chattooga River. Maybe the one-handed strategy is the wrong one ... … [Read more...]

RELEASE THE HOUNDS

Found a rope swing on the Chattooga River - and no we didn't hear banjos in the distance. The Weasel takes a big swing and the hounds are released. … [Read more...]

EPISODE 91B: BOYZ IN THE WOOD

In Episode 91B, Matt from the "Boyz In The Wood" tells us about his 1994 northbound thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail in a limited N2Backpacking bonus edition. This is the fifth release in a special series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our hike, and it was recorded at Trail Days on May 13, 1995 in Damascus, Virginia. Matt hiked with partner Derek as the "Boyz In Wood" in '94, and in this bonus episode we flashback to the mid-90's to speak with Matt about the trip. The interview was … [Read more...]

EPISODE 90: PARTY FOUL!

In Episode 90, we are in the mountains near Hays, North Carolina to discuss "party fouls" or bad hiker etiquette on the trail. In the show, we discuss some of the bad behavior that was frequently mentioned in online articles, posts, and videos. We comment if we've been guilty of it, witnessed it, or agree that it IS indeed bad hiking etiquette. We also suggest what you SHOULD do on the trail and close the podcast with some gear fails that can ruin your day. This is a special interview, … [Read more...]

HEAD BUTTING PONY

This large pony decided to give me a head butt in the Jefferson National Forest! … [Read more...]