Standing Indian Loop Video

The Standing Indian Loop Hike via the AT In our newest video we hike the Standing Indian Loop in western NC...a very popular 3 day backpacking trip. It is one of the very few places where a long loop hike involving the AT is even possible without a great deal of logistical complication. It's also …

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Standing Indian Loop/April 2018

Another Blockbuster Movie!

By popular demand we have a NEW HIKING VIDEO... The Mt. Cammerer Hike, Great Smoky Mountains National Park! https://youtu.be/E2LCRCucfcg This is an 11 mile out and back to Mount Cammerer and its unusual fire tower -- our favorite single viewpoint in the Smoky Mountains, and quite a challenging hike. Don't miss our trip report! And …

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Hike the High Country

The Grayson Highlands, VA *We hiked the Grayson Highlands in April 2014 over a period of two consecutive days, first starting from the Mount Rogers Trailhead and later from Massie Gap in Grayson Highlands State Park. We covered a variety of trails on these hikes and saw virtually every part of the highlands, excepting the …

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Damascus VA: Adventures In Trail Town, USA

Grayson Highlands and the Virginia Creeper Trail *Sylvia and I visited Damascus VA and vicinity in April 2014. Some things may have changed since so please check with the locals before heading out. But you will NOT be disappointed is all we can say. Located in the very far southwestern corner of Virginia is the …

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Gravitating Towards a Better Filtration System

Gear Review: The Sawyer One Gallon Gravity Assisted Water Filtration System *Note that BecauseItzThere receives NO compensation of any kind from any outfitter. The products you see reviewed here are purchased with our own funds and objectively reviewed under field conditions.* Our recent multi-day hike of the Standing Indian Loop forced me to re-think an …

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Our (mis)Calculations Prove Right!

The Standing Indian Loop, Day II The second day dawned crisp and sunny through the newly budding trees of Beech Gap; the night had proven to be nowhere near as cold as the previous one. Sylvia reported no issues with her ‘manos’ and was generally in better spirits, the lingering effects of her fall having …

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