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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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2014 Montbell Down Hugger 800 #3 (First Impressions…)

Back Story It was just a few short years ago when I started backpacking… and it was very soon after that when I realized I needed to lighten my accumulated gear load up. I began my backpacking career like many others probably … Continue reading

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Rock Gap to Deep Gap: Post Hike Gear Talk…

Last weekend I did my first section hike of the year. A few of us met up and hiked SOBO on the AT from Rock Gap to Deep Gap (NC). At only around 25 miles total, it wasn’t really a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving AT Section Hike Post Hike Gear Talk

So last weekend I met up with a group of pretty good guys and spent a night on the Appalachian Trail. As I mentioned in my previous trip report, we had a great time. The weather was dang near perfect, … Continue reading

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January Sipsey Wilderness TR

So, as seen in the pictures above, a couple of my friends and my son and I headed out to Sipsey Wilderness this past weekend. Our plans were to head down the Thompson Creek Trail and have lunch at ShipRock … Continue reading

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Here’s to the end of the weekend…

This Thanksgiving weekend I was on call, so I have not been able to venture off very far. Thankfully though, I have a rather large yard now, so at least I do have somewhere to venture to. And venture I … Continue reading

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