The Hike to the World’s Most Celebrated Bunion, Charlies!

Charlie’s Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park *We have added Charlie’s Bunion via the AT to our list of Great Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. It’s actually a no-brainer on this list, a hike that everyone in the region eventually does. It would also be very near the top of our favorite hikes named for …

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Is this the Best Trail in the Southern Appalachians?

Black Balsam via the Art Loeb Trail *We have added Black Balsam/Tennent Mountain via the Art Loeb Trail to our list of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. In fact, the Art Loeb Trail in it’s entirely may be the best multi-day trail in the South. This is just one (arguably the best) section …

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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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Looking to Get Off the Beaten Path? Try the Lone Star State

Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas Looking for a great American National Park experience? Our suggestion is to look off the beaten path. As far as the outdoor recreation community is concerned, that perfectly describes the dang ole Great State of Texas. No one thinks of Texas as being a hiking mecca. But …

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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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The Great Fall Color Chase Part I

The Quest for Fall…Adventures with Mikey! (The events described here have been compressed from two weekends spent in Western NC with nephew Mikey from Texas. Since then Mikey has vanished; he was last seen downloading “Red Dead: Redemption 2” for the PS4, aka 'that thar consarned infernal contraption!') Fall is out favorite season in the …

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