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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Food Snatcher

This guy was moving in on my grub last weekend #besthikeswithdogs … [Read more...]

Rosman, North Carolina

Winter #dayhike in the Nantahala National Forest near Rosman, NC this weekend. This campsite looks worth a return trip. … [Read more...]

Episode 44: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

In Episode 44, we delve in to The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - our best and worst experiences from the Trail.  Recorded live in the Black Hills of South Dakota, I sit "lantern-side" in the backcountry with long-time hiking friends BeerRun, The Camel, Therm Rider, and the Weasel.  Each signed up to accompany me on a quest to complete 50 hikes in 50 States - which ended this month near the defunct goldmines of Lake Sheridan in the Black Hills National Forest. We only scratch the … [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...]

White River National Forest – Aspen, Colorado – June 23, 2016

We stayed in an AirB2B house in Aspen, CO and used it as a base camp to explore a number of high alpine lakes in the nearby White River National Forest over a five day period. The scenery was spectacular and I wish we had our backpacks and spent the night in the wilderness - maybe next time. The whitewater rafting was also a blast. Kudos to "Drone Boy" for shooting the aerial footage and for putting this video together. … [Read more...]

Our Audible To The Chattooga

We planned to backpack in the Smokies today but the weather was significantly better to the Southeast. So we left our thru-hiking buddy to take a zero day in Gatlinburg and hiked in to the Chattooga. … [Read more...]