Made it through the pics from the Shenandoah AT section hike a couple of weeks ago and put an album of those up. You can find that here. In the process I discovered that the time was off on Loonie's T5i. By approx 13 hrs! That made going through them a challenge when trying to … Continue reading Shenandoah Album is up!
We started our zero day at Big Meadows off with breakfast at the lodge and then headed over to the campground to do laundry. That accomplished, we hiked up to the summit of Blackrock and then spent the rest of the afternoon stuffing everything we could do without for the rest of the hike into … Continue reading Shenandoah National Park AT Section Hike: Days 5 – 9
Loonie and I just wrapped up the AT southbound section hike in SNP (Shenandoah National Park) and it was great! This hike was unique in that we would spend alternating nights on the trail and in lodge rooms or cabins. SNP is one of the few places on the trail you can do this. Its … Continue reading Shenandoah National Park AT Section Hike: Days 1 – 4
So, I got the pics together for the latest trip. I put together one album for the Taum Sauk section hike on the Ozark Trail and another for the time we spent off the trail at Alley Spring, Rocky Falls and Klepzig Mill. Still working on identifying some flowers but it's gettin' there. Here's a … Continue reading Ozarks Trip and Shenandoah Countdown!
Quick update and I'll fill the details in later. Loonie and I wrapped up the 18 mi hike of the Taum Sauk section of the Ozark Trail recently (Highway 21 trail head...6 miles from Taum Sauk State Park...to the Highway N trail head...at the scour). It was INSANELY hot, reaching into the 90's on the … Continue reading Ozark Trail – Taum Sauk Section Hike
Loonie and I made it out for an overnight trip to Goggins Mountain in Missouri recently. Just a short 3+ miles up from Johnson Shutins State Park to the pretty glade I was at in May. The heat wave we had been experiencing here in the Midwest finally broke so it seemed like a good … Continue reading Chigger Hell and Shenandoah Dreamin’
Back home and starting to dig through the pics from the trip to Boise and Yellowstone. Details to come. The trip into the Tetons got nixed due to a forest fire so we spent an extra day in Yellowstone. Below are a few pics that I've pulled out so far. “Think of all of the … Continue reading Latest Trip Update…
First, here's a few other interesting pics from the trip that I ran across today: Here's what's in store for 2016: April or May - Deep Woods and I will continue our long, slow slog north, starting at Standing Bear Farm just north of I-40 and finishing in Irwin, TN, right around 100 trail miles. … Continue reading What’s Next…
On our way home. To sum it up... AT hike: FREAKIN AWESOME! My favorite place in the park is just about anywhere on the AT. Amazing. You can hop on it and in a 1/4 mile all of the insanity of the rest of the place melts away. Peace and quiet and the vast majority … Continue reading Summary
Made the 1.25 mi. hike up Jakes Creek to the Avent cabin. You have to turn off onto an unmarked trail to reach the site. Kinda tricky since it was our first time here. Mayna Avent, one of Tennessee's most esteemed artists who's work is on display at the Smithsonian, used this tiny cabin as … Continue reading A Little Smoky Mountains History and…Da Bear!