Ah, here it comes. That fresh, crisp fall air. The calming cool that brings with it the beautiful changing leaves and color. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year to hike. You stay nice and cool during the day, and those falling leaves begin to slowly open up new vistas for the … More Dressing for Winter Hiking. Layering explained.
Fall is coming! The leaves are changing, and the temperatures are dropping. I’m always amazed at how unprepared newcomers are when the accompany me on a hike, especially in cold or cool weather. Always plan for the worst, because that’s the only time you’ll need anything. I’ve comprised a list of the basics that I … More Cool Weather Dayhike Pack List
It’s no secret that the temperatures high up in the mountains will be lower than that in the valleys. Have you ever set off on a warm summer hike to find the temps at the peak in the 50’s or worse? Avoid these surprises by knowing how to calculate the temperature loss as you climb. … More Calculate temperature change with elevation
My hands get numb just thinking about it. Winter Camping is one of those things that falls somewhere between miserable and utterly enjoyable. Which side of the see saw it leans towards often relies on the knowledge you take with you when you hit the back country. Here are some tips to make sure your winter camping … More Winter Camping tips. Comfort, Utility, and More.
Indian Grave gap to Iron Mountain gap clocks in at around 10.2 miles and packs in loads of variety. You’ll see new growth forest recovering from an old forest fire, wipe open balds and vistas, and tall dark forests atop Unaka Mountain. The change is scenery is almost startling it happens so fast. As if … More Indian Grave gap to Iron Mountain Gap (Beauty Spot). Erwin Tennessee.
It’s not always easy you know. Organizing, planning, packing, it’s all simple enough; however without the proper thoughtfulness a strategic onslaught of nature can easily leave you bewildered, lost, annoyed, and even in serious trouble. With a few simple steps you can make sure you next trips (yes, that better be plural!) are not only safe, but … More How to plan a trip
Ah, now we have a problem. My homework is piling up. The car needs tuned. The laundry is starting to smell, and the house is wreck. Work called and that project still needs to be finished. The worst part? All I can think of is that amazing new trial I found down by the gorge. … More How to get out there more.