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, … [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...]

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...]

More Uphhill Awaits…

 Hiking the Appalachian Trail southbound from Unicoi Gap. It's a long climb ~1100 feet in the first 1.5 miles.  … [Read more...]

Episode 58: Havasu Falls

In Episode 58, Michael and Tim tell us about their recent hike to Havasu Falls in Northern Arizona.  You’ve likely seen the iconic photos of the Falls - the turquoise water set against the desert canyon walls, the idyllic swimming holes surrounded by sunbathing backpackers, this oasis in the middle of a barren Grand Canyon.  And you've probably thought about hiking here ... but these guys have actually done it.  And they backpacked to the Falls at the ages of 10 and 12! So if … [Read more...]

Explored Cumberland Mountain State Park today…

Explored Cumberland Mountain State Park today in Tennessee. Cool suspension bridge and cave on this #hike if you are ever near Crossville. http://ow.ly/PGC330kXFEs … [Read more...]

Doll Head Trail

My nieces insisted I get a photo of “Uncle Steve” that they took while walking the Doll Head Trail in East Atlanta. … [Read more...]

New Years Hike

New Years #hike in the #Cohutta Wilderness in North Georgia. 19 degrees at the trailhead - so I don't think the boy needs to worry about the bears! … [Read more...]

The only thing better than Easter candy ….

The only thing better than Easter candy .... is a bag of it in the backcountry #besthikeswithkids … [Read more...]

Rope Swing Shot From The Campsite

Will G launches from the campsite in to the Chattooga River. … [Read more...]