Tag Archives: Smoky Mountains

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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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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My Growing Kupilka Collection

Many thanks to SportHansa for expanding my beloved Kupilka collection! Up until a few weeks ago I only owned the Kupilka 21, which is my new (permanent) backpacking cup. But that changed when I got a sweet little package from … Continue reading

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Mountainfitter Ti-Eye Stakes & Dyneema Guywire

A few weeks back I posted about some new light-weight titanium stakes being manufactured and sold by Lawson Kline at Mountainfitter.com, the Ti-Eye stakes. And, as can be told by many of my more recent posts, I have been searching … Continue reading

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