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March 2017 GSMNP Day Hike: Trillium Gap Trail to Mt LeConte to Rainbow Falls Trail to Old Sugarland Trail

My son and I, along with a few others, were invited on a day hike with my buddy Benny Braden (aka: Plug-It In) last weekend (March 18th, 2017). Now as some may have seen in many of my previous trip … Continue reading

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4 Days & A 20 Pound Pack

Finally it is time to head out for another hike! And not just a day hike, or even an overnight hike, but a 4 day hike! It is not too often that I get to head out for a multi-day … Continue reading

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Sipsey Wilderness Day Hike

Total Distance: 4.13 km (2.6 mi) Total Time: 2:29:39 Moving Time: 30:44 Average Speed: 1.66 km/h (1.0 mi/h) Average Moving Speed: 8.07 km/h (5.0 mi/h) Max Speed: 10.53 km/h (6.5 mi/h) Min Elevation: 150 m (492 ft) Max Elevation: 221 … Continue reading

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Big Hill Pond Day Hike & Gear List

Last weekend I was able to sneak out for an overdue day hike. It was nice to get out and hike down a trail that I have not been down before and to just relax and enjoy the day. The … Continue reading

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Chimney Tops Day Hike

Today my wife and I finally got to head down the Chimney Tops Trail. I have wanted to do this 4 mile round trip hike for a while, but have not been able to get around to it. Something has … Continue reading

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Packing for the Smokies, again…

It is finally time! It seems that is has been a very long time since I have stepped foot on the trail for a backpacking trip, let alone a multi-day trip. And now here it is. This weekend my wife … Continue reading

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