Land of Giants

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Home of Giants     Visiting the mighty before they make their final—and unplanned—departure In the 1800s, naturalist William Bartram once remarked that you could swing from limb to limb from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River without ever … Continued

Join me for a climb on Orizaba in November

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I’m organizing another climb, this time on La Malinche and Orizaba in November. Contact me if you are interested in joining the team!  It is a really fun trip, done it twice now.  Details found here.

Bland to Pearisburg on the AT

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We started where we left off at Weary Feet hostel on June 24. And it began with Frank almost getting hit by a vehicle. Our first day was one of the easiest I can remember along the Appalachian Trail. We … Continued

Blood Mountain Article

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direct link here:   I was cursing whoever decided to put 604 steps up to this waterfall. Maybe it was the four-day pack I was carrying or the freakish 90 degree heat, but I just wasn’t enjoying the start … Continued

64 Virginia Miles

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It’s been a week and a half since Frank and I finished this section.  However, I have promised this one to my editor at CityView so you will have to wait a bit for it to come to press. In … Continued

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Many thanks to my editor, Rebecca Whalen, for helping me put this together for Cityview Magazine.  Here is a direct link. OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE Conquering Cotopaxi By John Quillen ON APR 28, 2022  0  Share Finding East Tennessee’s place on the edge of … Continued

Lynn Camp

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It was a busy weekend and a lot of things happened prior to it. As expected, the backcountry fee has now doubled from $4 to $8 in addition to a parking fee which is $5 per night in the Smokies. … Continued

A Backcountry Week

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This was the final night of my three days in the back country. We ended up at campsite 30. But it begins the weekend before with Steve McQueen, which is actually his real name. (Frank asked me what his real … Continued

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