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...]

One Last Look

Alec and I are the last to leave the campsite this morning and the dogs are ready to go. One last look before we hit the trail... … [Read more...]

Food Snatcher

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

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Our Stealth Spot

The trail in Georgia is busy with Appalachian Trail thru hikers right now - so we found this stealth spot off the trail to camp for the night. … [Read more...]

Logging Pics – Before And After

The National Forest Service sells logging rights to timber companies. It's reality, but I'm seeing it more and more in North Georgia and Northwestern South Carolina lately. We went hiking on the Chattooga this past weekend and here's one example. The view from the trailhead looking west in September 2011. And here's the same view this weekend on August 2016. I nearly didn't recognize the trailhead - and we weren't the only ones! While we loaded our packs, we sent two other hiking groups … [Read more...]

I AM NO LONGER ON EASTERN TIME. NOW ON MOUNTAIN TIM

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Pigpen Branch Falls

A look at Pigpen Branch Falls from the Foothills Trail - hiking southbound and headed down toward the Chattooga River (and junction with the Chattooga River Trail). … [Read more...]

28 degrees last night at Panther Creek. Even the dog needed a sleeping bag…

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