What is the SouthernHighlander? 

Folks have been asking this question for decades.  Some say it was that carpetbagging Horace Kephart, an alcoholic who left his family and ten kids for the Appalachians.  Others say it is a group of Outlaw hikers.  Some say it is a phantom who has made a point of appearing in the flames of campfires unexpected.

I would say, at varying times, it has been all the above.

It has always been my domain, and the trails with whom I share them.  That demographic changes weekly.  But I still enjoy appearing where unexpected.  Through these pages enjoy my trips, mountaineering adventures and climbing tales. It may involve a small dose of activism. Perhaps your trails will cross ours and we can throw sticks into the social network.

John   a.k.a.  Buff