Episode 89: Stuffsack

In Episode 89, we flashback to 1995 for an interview with StuffSack about his thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail the previous year. StuffSack and I stayed in contact after our summer together and were able to connect for this interview when he visited Charlotte, N.C. about four months after we completed our thru-hike. In the interview, StuffSack talks about his first week on the Appalachian Trail, good and bad days, hitchhiking, and his most favorite State on the Trail. This interview is 1 … [Read more...]

Episode 87: 10th Anniversary Show

In Episode 87, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show by speaking with Glenn (Helmet) & Susan (Doughgirl) who were in the inaugural N2Backpacking podcast - recorded just over 10 years ago.  We last spoke with them in April 2011 when they detailed their thru-hike of the John Muir Trail, but they are here tonight to update us on their adventures this last decade - including caring for their 3 kids, visiting the National Parks, and raising an outdoor family. We also have time to … [Read more...]

Episode 86: Trust The Trail

Trust The Trail Hosts

In Episode 86, I welcome fellow podcasters Scott and Ariane to the show. They are the hosts of the popular backpacking podcast “Trust The Trail”, and despite living within 15 minutes of each other these last few years in metro-Atlanta, we chat long distance from their retrofitted 1976 Airstream camper in Arizona. In the podcast, Scott and Ariane discuss life on the road, their backpacking show, how they met, and their life as backcountry guides.  This podcast is simulcast on both our … [Read more...]

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...]