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October 2016 Mt Roger’s & Grayson Highlands Hike

  Last Friday morning I woke up early… like 4 am early (yeah, I know that’s not super early…) I had already packed away some things in my car, but not all. I showered, dressed, then grabbed the ice from … Continue reading

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AT Section Hike: Iron Mtn Gap to Erwin, TN

I have been working on connecting the random sections of the Appalachian Trail that I have already hiked, and I almost have it all completed up to Dennis Cove Rd (mile 416.5)! So, last week my son and I loaded up … Continue reading

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Post Hike Gear Talk: January 2015 – Hot Springs to Max Patch

Last weekend I met up with a few friends and continued my hike a few miles farther north along the Appalachian Trail. On day 1 we began our hike from the parking lot below Max Patch, and hiked ~7 miles to Walnut … Continue reading

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First Look at the Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad

A few days ago I came across a long-term review of the Klymit Static V sleeping pad over on HikeLighter.Com. With a fair sense of John’s hiking style and preferences, and reading what he had to say about the pad, I … Continue reading

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Dealing with Ticks!

I originally posted this in the spring of 2012, however, after some negative comments and emails, I decided to take the post down. However, I have decided to make it live again. I used this method for treating my clothes … Continue reading

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I Put Kool-Aid In That!!

My water, that is… I add Kool-Aid to my water while I am hiking along the trail… I love me some Grape Kool-Aid (and before you ask, no, it has nothing to do with Tinny’s Cult).

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