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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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 Rainbow in the Mist: Rainbow Falls

Waterfall Week II: Rainbow 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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New Stuff!

Updates to the site: Shiny and new! And this ain't Imagination Christmas! https://youtu.be/DVf88LuHTPo Check out our new landing page for Tour Du Mont Blanc information! Also coming soon... New hike to Hawksbill Mountain in NC! Waterfall Week II! Fall Colors! Woo Hoo!!! GoPro Movies! Nephew Mikey visits from Dallas! (Yeah we're excited about that there …

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A Hidden Gem at Falls Lake!

  Blue Jay Point County Park, Wake County, NC **We have added Blue Jay Point County Park to our list of best local hikes. The park hosts part of the Mountains to Sea Trail, the continuous footpath that links the twin highlights of the Tar Heel State...it's fabulous seacoast and its mountainous Western Border. It …

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