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
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
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
Every time I mount an expedition into the Smoky Mountains there is a scene from the movie “Forrest Gump” that always plays through my head. It is the scene where Forrest and Bubba first set foot in Vietnam and meet Lieutenant Dan. He gives them two rules:
“Take care of your feet and try not to do anything stupid! Always change your socks!”Read More
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.Read More