Our Oasis In The Monsoon

Back to our oasis in the monsoon. Fortunately, Ken gathered and covered wood in advance of the storm. Damn that fire feels nice! … [Read more...]

Protected: APPALACHIAN TRAIL, TRAY GAP TRIP REPORT – APRIL 18, 2014

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: … [Read more...]

Spring Has Sprung, Time For A Hike On The Benton MacKaye …

After a unseasonably cool winter, the weather finally broke and we decided to take the kids out for an overnight hike. We did this one on a Friday night to avoid conflicts with spring sports and with spring break.  Here we are at the parking area at Three Forks on the Appalachian Trail. The dog is more excited than anyone and is hauling his own food, water, sleeping bag and sleeping pad.  All in - the dog's pack weighs about 8 lbs - nearly the same weight as my empty (and aging) Dana … [Read more...]

Long Creek Falls, Appalachian Trail, Georgia

Taking a break at Long Creek Falls in North Georgia on the Appalachian Trail. … [Read more...]

Full Moon Fever

Full moon tonight - and there's rumors of Huey's landing in the field with elite Army Rangers nearby. Bet the kids will love that! … [Read more...]

Protected: Wood Collection 101

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: … [Read more...]

Hiking/Geocaching With The Kids

Took the kids for a hike this morning and to try some geocaching after spending $10 on an app for the iPhone.  We found the first one quickly, but the second geocache was a challenge.  Here we are standing on top of the hidden treasure and we can't even find it.  Turns out it was well camoflauged and the container looked just like a log on the forest floor.  But after 30 minutes, we make the discovery.  We must have walked by it 20 times this morning. Just some party beads in this … [Read more...]

Hard Labor Creek State Park – Campsite #2

Schools out in a week, so we decided to squeeze in one last camping trip with the kids before summer.  We had a total of 12 people (5 adults and 7 kids) - so a group site was a necessity.  A friend (and fellow Scout leader) recommended Hard Labor Creek State Park and we lucked out with an upgrade to Pioneer Campsite #2 - which was right on the water. Campsite #2 And to make things even easier, we were able to drive in to the site and unload right next to the picnic shelter. Scattered … [Read more...]