Backcountry Death Scene

Stumbled on to this death scene on a recent hike. It appears the battle ended in a draw. … [Read more...]

Episode 53: Backpacker Diaries

In Episode 53, I speak with Amos Prudhon about his YouTube channel titled Backpacker Diaries - which documents his numerous ventures into the backcountry of the U.S and Canada.  Amos does an excellent job at capturing the experience on the Trail - and focuses on multi-day and multi-week backpacking trips that are well within the reach of most backpackers.  On the show, we discuss his recent hike on the Sawback Trail in Banff National Park and we talk specifics about securing a permit, … [Read more...]

Episode 52: Cascade Hiker

In Episode 52, it's a first on the N2Backpacking podcast because I speak with a fellow podcaster - Rudy from the Cascade Hiker.  He approached me for an interview, but we end up trading questions and discussing a range of hiking and backpacking topics.  On the show, we talk about how we got in to backpacking, why we started podcasting, how we integrate our families in to our backcountry adventures, and the drastically different climates of the Pacific Northwest and Southern … [Read more...]

Mouse Snap!

This brazen mouse is a pro - licking the traps clean in broad day light. I wonder if it's the same one that has been visiting Matt Cobb every night in his bunk? … [Read more...]

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...]

Protected: Snakes On The Trail

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Bear Encounter Near Tray Gap

The Weasel recaps a bear encounter near Tray Gap as we sit fireside later that evening. … [Read more...]

Elk Crossing

Elk crossing at Oconaluftee Visitor's Center in Great Smoky Mountain National Park … [Read more...]

Episode 39: Hiking News Review (Grand Canyon Show)

In Episode 39, Therm Rider and I do a live winter show from the Yavapai Lodge at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  After a day hiking on the Arizona and Rim Trails, we kick back a cold one and discuss some of the major hiking news events of 2016. In the show, Therm Rider and I recap and debate some of the U.S. news events that were heavily publicized in the outdoor community last year - including epic fails with drones, lost lives from selfies, and wildlife issues and encounters.  We are … [Read more...]

Flying South

Geese flying South for the winter. Very cool formation. You have to see the aerodynamics at play here. … [Read more...]