Hiking the Benton MacKaye Trail starting at the North end of the Great Smoky Mountains NP at Big Creek. Continue reading
‘Tis the season for gear lists, it’s hard to find a blog or FB page of a backpacker without a gear list. I’ve never posted one, no particular reason that I know of just haven’t. I pretty much use the same gear regardless of season, only adding insulation layers for colder months. So with a trip coming up I decided to post “What’s In My Pack” aka the gear list. This is the gear I’ll be carrying on an upcoming trip, I will carry a few small items not included in this list, in order to not visually clutter it up I left them off, besides who wants to read about TP, however everything I will carry is included in the PBW (pack base weight) non consumables. Continue reading
A simple overnight trip to North GA, cowboy camped on the rocks…watched the moon…awoke to fog. Continue reading
My friend who I will refer to him as Drat in order to protect his identity and save him future embarrassment, sent his gear list to me for review; I have three words…bless his heart.
Along the southern edge of the Cumberland Plateau in TN lies an area known as South Cumberland Recreational Area. The SCRA encompasses Savage Gulf and the Fiery Gizzard Natural Area, gotta love the names of these lands. I’ve hiked both areas several times and always in late fall for the spectacular fall foliage color. Last fall I began wondering what Savage Gulf would look like if stripped of all the leaves…I knew a springtime trip was in order. Continue reading
This weekend I’m leading a three-day backpacking trip, a first for me. Until now I’ve only planned b-packing trips for myself, never for a group and I’ve never officially lead a group. And it’s going to rain, pour, possibly a gully washer, severe at times.
Gear list: umbrella-check, coloring book-check, rain jacket-check, crayons-check, rain skirt-check, water wings-check, snorkel-check, flippers-check…good to go.