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Baxter State Park Needs Federal Funding, And Soon!

There are four times the number of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers hiking and camping in Baxter State Park than there were 20 years ago – when I did my hike.  According to Jensen Bissell, Director of Baxter State Park, this is straining resources. “From the perspective of Baxter Park, we are concerned that the use of Baxter Park […]

Episode 12: The Volunteer Experience

In Episode 12 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with Amy (aka Mrs. Weasel) in a Banner Elk interview about her experiences on the trail. These include volunteering, hiking, and even camping solo in the backcountry along the Appalachian, Benton MacKaye, and Pine Mountain Trails in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. In the podcast, […]

Episode 11: A Woman’s Take On The Trail

In Episode 11 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, Katie (aka Wild Turkey) talks about her ventures in to the wilderness – hiking and backpacking with both friends and family in the Southeast. Topics include the weather and its impact on the experience, the gear you need for the Trail, and hiking with infants and young […]

Episode 3: Ease In To Backpacking

In Episode 3 of the N2Backpacking.com podcast series, I speak with Steve (aka White Lightening) about how he migrated from camping in his youth, to hiking with kids in his 30’s, and eventually wilderness backpacking as he reached his 40’s. In this podcast, Steve talks about how he eased in to the sport with an […]