Tag Archives: Alum cave Trail

2016 GSMNP Thanksgiving Hike

While many folks decided to go “Black Friday” shopping this Thanksgiving weekend, a few of us decided to #optoutside instead! In the weeks before the hike, I proceeded to go through all the motions of someone getting ready for a much-needed … Continue reading

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GSMNP 3-Day Hike

My son and I left out Thursday, June 17th for Pigeon Forge where we would stay in a hotel that night. We arrived in Pigeon Forge early enough to go ahead and go to the Sugarland Visitor Center located just … Continue reading

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Packing for the Smokies

My son and I are heading out in the morning towards Pigeon Forge and will stay the night at a hotel. The next morning when we wake up we will meet up with Pasty White (from the Backpacker.com forums), have … Continue reading

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Making Plans…

So, I am currently planning / preparing for a trip my son and I will be going on with a group from a few different backpacking forums as well as meet up groups. We are heading into the Talladega National … Continue reading

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Who am I and what’s this about?

Backpacking. In a word. Who am I? My name is Chad, but I go by “Stick” on the trail. I am newly married to my lovely wife Brandy (“Biggun”) who has taken pleasure in hiking as well. I have 2 … Continue reading

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