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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Hike the Patagonian Route of Parks? Um, Not Exactly…

Patagonian Route of Parks: Update A couple of weeks back, we mentioned a story on the “Patagonian Route of Parks” that had been heavily posted all throughout the travel and outdoor recreation blogosphere. NatGeo, Travel and Leisure, the BBC, Lonely Planet, Men’s Journal… As we are headed to Patagonia next year, we were very excited …

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One Year of Becauseitzthere!

One Year on the Air! One year ago we started this blog in order to share our experiences. The result has surpassed our every possible expectation! Not only has it been a great way to share our stories, but it has also encouraged us to have many more. The last year was a big one, …

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A Not So Crabby Waterfall

Waterfall Week II: Crabtree Falls, NC **DISCLAIMER: While all of the waterfalls featured here on Becauseitzthere can be safely hiked and enjoyed, be aware that there is GREAT RISK involved in venturing off trail near ANY of the waterfalls described here. We advise you to HIKE SAFELY. Please remember that you are responsible for your …

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Through the Looking Glass Damply: Looking Glass Falls

Waterfall Week II: Looking Glass Falls, NC Back in the first installment of Waterfall Week we checked out Moore Cove Falls on US Route 276, the Cradle of Forestry Highway, between the town of Brevard and the Blue Ridge Parkway. In doing so we chose to bypass its far more popular cousin that lives just …

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