Quick Hit-Little Bottoms Trip

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Leaving Maryville at 3.30 pm, we arrived at the trailhead aroun 4 pm.  How about that?  And the reservation system was showing half full for good ole Little Bottoms. However, that was false. And it has been false since the … Continued

The Rotary Version

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By this time, if you haven’t caught one of my presentations about Everest, you probably haven’t tried or live out of town as do many friends. I’ve been privileged to share the story with two Rotary Clubs, two Kiwanis Clubs, … Continued

Big South Fork

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I figured it has been at least seven years since standing atop this spot. We did a “quick hit” run up to the Angel Falls overlook. The leaves and views did not disappoint. We had intended to backpack but a … Continued

Hangover 2018

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I’m still sorting through photos, so enjoy this montage of the cloudscape we encountered. It was as if we were breathing with the mountain.  The Hangover was well attended and it was one for the books. Myers did the heavy … Continued

Come to LRTC for SFW Fundraiser and Everest Presentation.

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Bring your questions. I will have books available,(along with 60 plus slides and some climb video)  www.temptingthethroneroom.com which would make great Christmas presents!  Looking forward to seeing you in Maryville this Thursday.-John   https://www.facebook.com/events/231914867679748/

Newton Bald w Grady and Laurel

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We had the place all to ourselves. Dropping down from Thomas Divide, we sauntered and undulated along the spine. Fall is quite elusive in Early October in the Smokies, it seems. 90 plus degree days haven’t triggered our friends to … Continued

Hiking into Everest Base Camp

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I’ve recently compiled a short list of videos of our hike into EBC. At some point after my next speaking engagement at Little River Trading Company in Maryville on October 18, I will be posting a recap of my summit … Continued

I will be speaking at LRTC on Oct 18

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It was an incredible evening with my hometown and the WSCC Adventurers club last Thursday.   We had a standing room crowd with lots of enthusiasm and good questions about mountains and mountaineering. I was able to share the genesis of … Continued