Category Archives: Backpacking

The Benny Braden Interview (#fastestgsmnp900miler Record Holder)

On Thanksgiving weekend, 2016, my kids and I meet up with some friends for a 3 day hike in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This actually happened to be the weekend right before the huge fires recently broke out … Continue reading

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What if I Had to Buy All New Gear!

“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” Rather than do an end of year gear review, what if I were to completely start all over! “What if…” I started 2017 off with absolutely no backpacking gear or clothing, only the … Continue reading

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PHGT: October 2016 Mt Roger’s/Grayson Highland Hike

I recently finished a hike in the Mt Roger’s/Grayson Highlands area in VA with my good buddy Benny Braden (Plug It In on the AT). But, this hike was a bit different from my previous hikes from the get-go… While … Continue reading

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April 2016 AT Section Hike: Unicoi Gap (GA) to Deep Gap (NC)

Last weekend (April 29th – May 1st) I was able to hit the trail again! This time with 6 others, making it a pretty good size group! Earlier in the year I had talked with my buddy Chris and learned … Continue reading

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Taking A Break…

As I mentioned in my last video, I am stepping away from my blog, and my YouTube channel for a while. I will not be posting anything new for quite some time, however, I will still be around to reply … Continue reading

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AT Section Hike: Erwin, TN, to Sam’s Gap

Last weekend, my son and I started out on a different hike than what we thought…

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