Posts tagged Wilderness Backpacking
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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Lieutenant Dan's First Rule: Always Take Care of Your Feet!

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!”

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