An outdoor week

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Its been an active outdoor week or so for me and crew. I really appreciate everyone’s comments on our Jeffrey Hell epic from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. It was as much fun to write as it was to explore.  I’m … Continued

Jeffrey’s Hell- Blue Ridge Outdoors

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I’m thankful for Jedd Ferris at Blue Ridge Outdoors who deemed my misadventure worthy of publication. And to Seth Dortch for his photography and Mark Jones, for his company. Lost in Jeffrey’s Hell         Two Hikers Try … Continued

Tahoe Redux

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After last year’s debacle it was nice to finally get to spend some time on the snow and in fresh powder. Tahoe did not disappoint.  Travel during the pandemic is rather taxing, though. Be prepared for mask requirements on the … Continued

Wildcat and Tipi-Palooza on the Bob

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This was an epic for the books. Several months ago, Richard began organizing this event to recognize the remarkable lives of Wildcat and Tipi. It seemed fitting to acknowledge their outdoor exploits. So, He and I set about wrangling these … Continued

Old Kephart

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There’s really no way that I could not lead with his photograph. I’m not going to mention the names of the individuals involved at their request. Though the weather was quite terrible in the valley we found and cracked open … Continued

Paddle packing, Norris

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In a change of venue, we accepted invitation by John and AJ to join them on Norris lake. This was Kelsies kayak’s Maiden backpacking voyage. so we took off on a blustery Saturday morning with snow in the forecast. it … Continued

Cosby Nobbing

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The last time I climbed this hill was to meet the Flying Sausage for the first time. And I distinctly remember struggling to make the ascent. I was having those thoughts like,  “Well, I guess I have reached that point … Continued

Southern Highlander outing

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What a beautiful weekend to ascend Curry Mountain into the beautiful campsite number 20. Kelsie and I follow Jimmy Dean up the 5.8 miles into camp. The flying sausage really was flying on Saturday morning. he had so much energy … Continued

Winter time backpacking

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Lower Mount Cammerer seemed to be the right place. It was a blustery Saturday morning. I wasn’t feeling very well due to some bad sushi and seaweed the night before. And it was cold. But Kelsie wanted to get out … Continued