For those seeking an adventure of the greatest caliber, American Wild Trekking presents “The Grand Circuit”: 19 days, 168 miles, 4 resupplies, every beautiful view in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Read More
The months of July and August have been chock full of guided backpacking trips for American Wild Trekking. We have had guests from Sweden, Germany, France, and from far flung locations all over the United States. Each of their experiences has been custom tailored to fit their needs. There is one common sentiment that each of our guests expresses at the end of their backpacking tour in the Smokies.Read More
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