Category Archives: Hiking

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

Posted in Backpacking, Gear, Great Smoky Mountain national Park, Hiking | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Backpacking, Hiking, Trip Report | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Exped SynMat UL7 Sleeping Pad Review

Yea, I am… a HUGE NeoAir fan. However, after a random night’s sleep on an older Exped SynMat 7 last July at the “Fontana Hilton” shelter, I found myself re-thinking the comfort level of the Exped pads… But not only comfort, … Continue reading

Posted in Backpacking, Exped, Gear, Gear Reviews, Hiking, NeoAir, Sleeping Pads | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments