Flooded Trees Along The Amadahy Trail

Flooded dead trees along the Amadahy Trail at Carter's Lake near Ellijay, GA … [Read more...]

A Hard Earned Beer

The Camel and Wild Turkey enjoy a hard earned beer after a long climb in the Cohutta Wilderness. … [Read more...]

Long Climb Up Birch Creek

Roger (aka The Camel) is a wee bit tired after our long climb up Birch Creek in the Cohutta Wilderness … [Read more...]

Fort Mountain State Park

We hiked 3 miles on the Gahuti Backpacking Trail at Fort Mountain State Park, but the best views were from this overlook only 100 feet from the trailhead. … [Read more...]

Protected: New Years Hikes 2004-2020

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Hidden Pond Trail – Carter’s Lake

The 210' swamp bridge leading to the Beaver Pond at Carter's Lake. … [Read more...]

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...]

Episode 80: Hiking With Kids

In Episode 80, Dan Kreesberg joins the show to talk about raising an outdoor kid.  Dan is a naturalist, teacher, and a writer with numerous books, articles, and newspaper columns to his credit - many focused on teaching children how to appreciate the wilderness.  So in the podcast tonight, we discuss camping, hiking, and backpacking with kids - whether they are a toddler, child, or teenager. Dan and I cover topics including taking kids on their first wilderness trip, what to … [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...]