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28° last night at Panther Creek. Even the dog needed a sleeping bag…

Happy Hour

I saw this shirt on a trip to Tampa recently and had to get one. Happy Hour (campfire and dog included)!

Episode 28: The Benton MacKaye Trail

In Episode 28, Sprinkles and NoKey tell us about their ultimate thru-hiking summer – walking 1400 miles on four major trails on the East Coast – including the Benton MacKaye, Finger Lakes, Northville-Placid and Long Trails. Forewarning, we spend the majority of the podcast discussing their 20 day, ~290 mile hike on the Benton MacKaye Trail – […]

Just saw this trailer for a movie based on the 90’s book Blind Courage…

Just saw this trailer for a movie based on the 90’s book Blind Courage. Looks like a great film, but they need your support. Follow this link to learn more:  http://www.blindcouragethemovie.com

Dirty, Wet, Dog!!

The kid’s were out of school for Good Friday recently, so we took them backpacking on the Appalachian Trail near Tray Mountain.  Here they are at Tray Gap about a mile from the summit. Even the dog was having a great time at Tray Gap and went straight for a mega muddle puddle at the […]

Bill Irwin, First Blind Hiker To Hike The Appalachian Trail, Is No Longer With Us

I read Bill Irwin's book during my 1994 thru-hike – very inspiring.  He was the first blind hiker to hike the entire Appalachian Trail and did it with the assistance of his dog Orient.  Sad to hear that he has passed over the weekend: “Bill Irwin, who in 1990 became the first and only blind […]

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

Some of these “Camping Hacks” are pretty good.  I’m definitely going to try #9 “Make crescent rolls over the campfire” on our next trip… The complete list of camping hacks are at this link…. http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/camping-hacks-that-are-borderline-genius  

New DVD On The Pacific Crest Trail

Just got this DVD in the mail yesterday about the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and look forward to watching it.  It's received solid reviews from some respected members of the Trail community.  So I made the purchase.   I'm sure it will spark a desire to do another thru-hike – although taking six months off to walk in […]

Travel Book Review: Best Hikes with Dogs New Hampshire and Vermont by Lisa Densmore

How to Use a New Dog Backpack

You can go along with your loved dog on outdoor vacations and enjoy the fun the family does such as going camping, hiking or just experience the great outdoors with other happening events. Many people like to have their dog carry some of the gear, which does indeed relieve the stress on their own backs. […]