Signs it's time for a hike …. the Hampton Inn gives you a room key with hikers on it!!!

When it's too hot for a campfire….

When it's too hot for a campfire… The campfire cake! The family made it for Father's Day.

Twas the night before Christmas…

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the shelter, not a creature was stirring – not even a mouse (if you believe that).   Merry Christmas!

Protected: Georgia to Maine Road Trip – Summer 2013

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Our Oasis In The Monsoon

Back to our oasis in the monsoon. Fortunately, Ken gathered and covered wood in advance of the storm. Damn that fire feels nice!

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 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 […]