Photo Album for this hike. We start off the trip by driving nine hours in the rain. By the time we reach Pigeon Forge, the rain has petered out and the skies have begun to clear. The next morning, we're heading for Cosby. Destination is the Maddron Bald trailhead. Its time we make the long … Continue reading GSMNP – Albright Grove Dayhike
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The post title pretty much sums it up. We are NOT in Arkansas hiking the Buffalo River Trail. And no, we are NOT in Rocky Mountains National Park like we had planned prior to deciding to do the Arkansas trip instead. Since my last post many moons ago, a series of events unfolded that led to … Continue reading GSMNP Reboot…
I added pics from the day hike to the Walker Sisters' Place and the hunt for the Yellow Lady Slippers to the gallery I put up last week from mine and Loonie's four day AT trip. You can find those here. Starting to dig my way through the pics from mine and Deep Woods AT … Continue reading Gallery Update…
First Gallery is Up!
Little by little, I've been making my way through all of the pics from this last trip. I finally put up a link to the gallery for mine and Loonie's four-day backpacking trip on the AT and down to Cades Cove, which you can find here. Many of these pics were covered in my posts … Continue reading First Gallery is Up!
Wrappin’ Up Week One…Finally!
Still WAY behind and trying desperately to catch up before little details fade away. I need to start using the voice recorder on my phone throughout the day to make note of things, seeing as how I can't write worth a crap anymore. I did want to mention that if by some odd chance … Continue reading Wrappin’ Up Week One…Finally!
Where In The World Is Bulldog?
So, "007" used some of his masterful intelligence skills picked up in his service to The Crown on the other side of the pond and found Loonie, her sister and I a room in Maggie Valley so the girls can go off and do somethin' or another. You're probably wondering where Loonie's sister came … Continue reading Where In The World Is Bulldog?
Stuck in Hot Springs…
Well, I find myself now in Hot Springs, NC not hiking but sitting in Laughing Heart Hostel watching it rain and listening to "007" sing every song that comes on the radio. He's got a case of shin splints and has to stay put for a few days. I know what you're thinking: "What the … Continue reading Stuck in Hot Springs…
Dead Legs to Derrick Knob
Day Two: We woke up with a serious case of "van lag". The long drive and little sleep coupled with a HEAVY pack that's brand new and I don't quite have the adjustment down yet and the warm temps....I'm draggin'. Loonie's not so quick to get out of bed either. But we finally do and … Continue reading Dead Legs to Derrick Knob
Return to the Appalachian Trail and Siler’s Bald
Well, we're back at the resort and I'm glad to report we survived. It was an another amazing trip but unfortunately I don't have time now to dump all the details and pics. So, I'll drop some posts over the next couple of days to catch up. Here goes. Day One: We pulled into the … Continue reading Return to the Appalachian Trail and Siler’s Bald
Screw The Rest Of The Park – We’re Headin’ To The Top!
Well, as usual, things have changed yet again. It appears Loonie and I are going to hit a fantastic bubble of weather - sunny skies, warm temps, low wind speeds, little chance of precip - a perfect recipe for a Spring hike along the AT in the Smokies, so that's what we're going to do now. … Continue reading Screw The Rest Of The Park – We’re Headin’ To The Top!