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...]

THE BADLANDS, NORTH & SOUTH DAKOTA – JUNE 9, 2017

As part of 50 x 50 x 50 (50 hikes in 50 States before 50 years), we visited the Badlands of both North & South Dakota - the two States that remained in my quest to hike in all 50 States.  During the trip we stayed in the backcountry of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and visited the front country of Badlands National Park in South Dakota.  Both had unique terrain and abundant wildlife.  Here's the recap. … [Read more...]

The Spillway

The Weasel and Therm Rider enjoy the view of Sheridan Lake from the cliffs above the dam. Spring Creek flows around the dam and we'll follow it back to the trailhead tomorrow. … [Read more...]

Spring Creek Bridge

There are two bridges out on Spring Creek further downstream, but this one remains in tact - which saves us an early morning ford. … [Read more...]

Sheridan Lake Dam

We hiked along this ridge and through the Flume tunnel to Sheridan Lake dam. Here's the view from the cliffs across the lake where we watched a bunch of boaters jump earlier in the day. … [Read more...]

Hiking The Lower Paddock Trail

The Camel hiking the The Lower Paddock Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. … [Read more...]

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We Have Bison

We had bison in our campsite and bison on the Trail, so this was anti-climatic.  But here's one from the car... … [Read more...]