Posts tagged Backpacking Trips
Fire in a Downpour: A Two Day Backpacking Trip in the Smoky Mountains

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.

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Why Wilderness Matters

Often, in western society we become focused on the tedious, mundane, momentary necessities thrust upon us by the specialization of modern labor expectations. We work in boxes, travel in boxes, live in boxes, learn in boxes, and when we die we are put in the ground in boxes.

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