Head Butting Pony

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

Sunset Dinner

It's dinner time in the Jefferson National Forest and the boyz chow down while the Camel stokes the fire. Great sunset tonight! … [Read more...]

Tight Fit

Perhaps the Camel had a bit too much to eat and drink last night. He and the rest of the group struggle through the boundary between the Grayson Highlands State Park and Jefferson National Forest. … [Read more...]

I.P. Freely

I caught The Kidd filling his cooking pot at dinner time. And it looks a little awkward. … [Read more...]

The Jolly Roger

Two of my backpacking friends had milestone birthdays in 2021, and we had grand plans to celebrate on distant mountains in the western U.S.  But after numerous attempts to synchronize schedules, we settled on a road trip to The Camel's mountain house near Hays, N.C. to celebrate his 60th.  Here we are pulling into his driveway after a long drive from Atlanta. The Camel had neighbors over when we arrived.  So we had a few beverages with them and enjoyed the sunset from the back … [Read more...]

Friendly Pony

To say the ponies are friendly in the Jefferson National Forest is an understatement. The Kidd looks a bit skiddish!!!! … [Read more...]

Chillin’ In The Shade

It was hot today in the Jefferson National Forest, so we ducked under some trees and escaped the heat, enjoyed some beverages, and ate some sausage and cheese. … [Read more...]

Midnight Cow Invasion

This cow came in to our campsite in the Jefferson National Forest looking for a midnight dog! … [Read more...]

Full Moon Lightening

You don't see a full moon and lightening in the same sky very often - but you do tonight in the Jefferson National Forest … [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...]