A fact that most people are unaware of is that guided backpacking trips are less expensive and more earth friendly than mounting your own expeditions, especially if you fall into the 6 days a year category that most backpackers fall into…Read More
Fall is the perfect season to get outdoors and see the beauty of the Smokies.Read More
Summertime is the perfect time to hike to waterfalls in the Smokies. Nothing beats a brisk morning hike in the Smokies combined with a dip at a waterfall to finish it off.
We have compiled a list of the top 3 waterfall day hikes in Smoky Mountain National Park. All of the waterfalls listed are waterfalls you can visit on a day hike.Read More
This is the first in a series of blog posts dedicated to cooking on the trail. I’ll title it,
Backpacking 101: How to make backpacking meals.Read More
The Great Smoky Mountains are my stomping grounds; they offer some of the greatest natural vistas in the world and they’re where I run my range of hiking trips. Check out my Great Smoky Mountain hiking trips if you’d like to learn more about each trip. However, if you’d like to learn more about the Great Smoky Mountains themselves, then you’ve definitely come to the right place! This short FAQ will try to answer many of the most frequently asked questions about the Great Smoky Mountains — so keep reading if you’re interested in the area or if you’re planning to visit in the future.Read More
Backpacking in the Smokies will eat your lunch if you are underprepared but if you follow this workout plan you will be bounding over mountaintops and ridgelines in no time.
“The Power of 8’s” consists of 11 different exercises that are meant to be done in order.
The program consists of two circuits running back to back. Basically, you repeat the exercises for 2 rounds.Read More
I awoke next to my brother under a semi trailer after a long night of wind and rain. It was the truck backing into the trailer and reconnecting that caused me to start, half stumbling and drowsy with hunger from missing meals for 2 days. Straightening out my matted hair as I gathered my few belongings I smiled.Read More
Recently, I was able to go on a personal backpacking trip into the Smoky Mountains, something that I don’t usually get to do. Most of my trips out these days center around business concerns in regards to achieving specific objectives for The American Wild Trekking Company. I was able to return to the wilderness with my twin brother Nick, who I haven’t backpacked with in 6 years. The last time I went on an overnight trip into the backcountry with him was into the Pyrenees Range in France in 2012.Read More