From movie set to backcountry set, a Walk In The Woods on the Appalachian Trail

You may have heard that Walk In The Woods is filming now in the Atlanta area, and Friday I was cast as an extra in a bunkroom scene with actors Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. True to the book, it was set at Rainbow Springs, N.C. after an April snowstorm. Needless to say, I had […]

Hiking/Geocaching With The Kids

Took the kids for a hike this morning and to try some geocaching after spending $10 on an app for the iPhone. We found the first one quickly, but the second geocache was a challenge. Here we are standing on top of the hidden treasure and we can’t even find it. Turns out it was […]

Hard Labor Creek State Park – Campsite #2

Schools out in a week, so we decided to squeeze in one last camping trip with the kids before summer. We had a total of 12 people (5 adults and 7 kids) – so a group site was a necessity. A friend (and fellow Scout leader) recommended Hard Labor Creek State Park and we lucked […]

A Spring Hike To Coosa Bald (Via The Duncan Ridge Trail)

Sixteen years ago, The Ox and I did a winter ascent of Coosa Bald (4,271 feet) via a spur off the Coosa Backcountry Trail. I remembered a few campsites scattered near the summit and decided to return via a much shorter route this time. Coosa Bald is located near (and approachable from) Vogel State Park, […]

Protected: Day Hiking The Big Acorn Nature Trail At Carters Lake

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.