Tag Archives: The Jump Off

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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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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