Abrams Falls: One Of The Most Dangerous Trails in America?

They've done it again. Backpacker Magazine pout together a list of the Ten Most Dangerous Trails in America...and the Abrams Falls Trail made the list. The last time Backpacker Magazine did this was in 2008 we believe. Abrams Falls, for those who don't know, is perhaps the most famous (or infamous) falls in Great Smoky Mountains National …

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The Three Ridges Hike: One of Virginia’s Best Loop Hikes

Three Ridges Hike via the AT Logistical Page **We have added The Three Ridges Hike to our list of the Best Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. In fact, we feel confident that this will make our next revision of the Top Ten Hikes in The Southern Appalachians...but we'll chew on that for a while.** When …

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The Back Stairs: The Mau-Har Trail

Three Ridges Hike, Day One: Reid's Gap to Harper's Creek Shelter A drive of nearly an hour and half got us to the the trail head at Reid's Gap, which we found as expected to be already well populated with cars. It seemed overflowing already on this Friday morning; only when we returned would we …

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To The Last Ridge: The Three Ridges Loop Hike

The Three Ridges Loop Via the AT, One Of Virginia's Best Hikes With Patagonia fast approaching, we are faced with the dilemma of how best to prepare for the challenges in the little time that we have, especially with all the other commitments we have at the moment. We expect the hiking on Torres Del …

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Fall Is The Best Time For Hiking!

Prime Hiking Season is Underway! The heat of summer has finally gone and Sylvia and I can happily confirm that, while fall arrived a bit late to the mountains once again, this year the colors have been far better than the last two or three, and we managed to hit them far closer to peak. …

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Snake Safety in America’s Snakebite Capital

Snakes, Snake Safety, What You Should and Shouldn't Be Worrying About Fall might seem like a strange time to be talking about snakes. However, just this past weekend we saw this on the trail during a routine walk at Forest Ridge Nature Park just a few miles from our home. In fact, Brian nearly stepped …

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Fitz Roy and Brian — Alone!

Brian and Fitz Roy Indulge In Some Male Bonding Adventures Recently Sylvia traveled back to Peru for a family visit. This left Brian and Fitz Roy alone to fend for themselves. Fortunately, obedience training has paid off handsomely. Brian has overcome his separation anxiety and is now much better able to handle such situations. This …

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