Riding The Storm Out

The rest of our group fared much better than Phillip during a summer thunderstorm on the Chattooga River. But that might be my fault ... … [Read more...]

Chattooga River Downpour

3Dub (aka Phillip) and I enjoy the cover from his tarp during a heavy downpour on the Chattooga River in the summer of 2021. … [Read more...]

Campfire Patching Discussion

In this short video, Pratt questions when his dogged will get "patched in" on our annual Klondike hike as we sit by the campfire. 3W and Pokey Bo received the coveted Polar Bear patch earlier in the evening and are the latest Klondike hike members as of February 2021. … [Read more...]

Protected: New Years Hikes 2004-2020

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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...]

Frosty Mountain Hop

There's frost on the trees as we exit from our hike on the Conasagua River Trail at Bettty Gap … [Read more...]

Tough Times & Sassafras Mountain

Russell Bridge Trailhead 9-15-01

There was a period nearly 20 years ago when times were tough.  Airlines stopped flying, people stopped working, and the media spouted doom and gloom on cable TV for 24 hours a day.  It was 9/11/01 and my first impulse was to get to the wilderness.  So when the weekend came - that is exactly what we did.  Here we are at the Chattooga River trailhead in 2001. Tough times are here again – albeit in a very different scenario.  Stay at home orders are in place, schools are … [Read more...]

Episode 70: Backpacker Christmas

In Episode 70, we talk about some great hiking and backpacking gift ideas for the Holidays.  Cardiac and Drone Boy are back on the show to talk about outdoor gear for beginners, weekend warriors, long-distance hikers, and kids - and just in time for the Holiday shopping season.  We also offer up some backpacking gifts for $50 or less, and review some not so wonderful gift ideas from Christmas past. You can see the live video recording of this podcast on Drone Boy's YouTube channel, … [Read more...]

Rocky Mountain, North Georgia – December 22, 2018

 This is a video of a December 22, 2018 backpacking trip to Rocky Mountain in North Georgia.  We hiked in a few inches of snow that came down the prior day, but most of it melted as the temps climbed to the low 40's during our hike.  Yonah Mountain can be seen at sunset in the distance.  My 13 year old son gets photo credit for many of the pics. … [Read more...]

Hickory Creek Crossing

Normally we cross Hickory Creek by walking across a few rocks - but not today! … [Read more...]