There’s More to Stone Mountain State Park Than Stone (But There’s plenty of That, Too)

Stone Mountain State Park, NC What could be simpler to grasp than Stone Mountain State Park? It’s a state park with a mountain that has a lot of…well, stone in it. You gotta love simple. Of course, any mountain by definition has a bunch of stone in it. But rarely is so much of it …

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Another Unheralded Gem of the National Park System

Teddy Roosevelt National Park *This post continues the mining of old photographs taken in the pre-digital era. We therefore apologize in advance that the quality of the pictures is not quite up to the usual standards. Today we’re again going back into the vault, to the days when photographs were printed on paper, phones didn’t …

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Where Was Our First Hike Together? Believe It Or Not…

Hemmed in Hollow, Arkansas Yep, dang ole' Arkansas *This post continues the mining of old photographs taken in the pre-digital era. We therefore apologize in advance that the quality of the pictures is not quite up to the usual standards. Also note that our description of the falls was accurate for the time we visited, …

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Let’s Give Thanks for the Outdoors!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! One of the things that Sylvia and I both feel most thankful about is that we have the ability to move around, enjoy the outdoors and be active. We also are thankful we live in a country where so many people feel as passionately about the outdoors as we do! …

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More Bucketlists…What are the UK’s Best Hikes?

The Greatest Hikes in the UK? For many years I have dreamed of doing a long walk in the UK -- the place where the idea of long distance walking in the modern sense was born. In addition to being scenic, the UK offers many other advantages, including the fact that it is an English …

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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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