Boardwalk or Floodwalk? Evening hike on the ‘Hooch at flood stage – and it’s nice to see the sun again.

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Lot’s of rain forecast for the Southeast the next seven days. Glad we got our annual Klondike hike in last weekend. Cold but sunny and clear last Saturday for our #backpacking trip on the #BartramTrail in North Carolina.

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One of the hard working helpers my son met at the Fan Fest before the Super Bowl. A bomb sniffing dog from Homeland Security. Looks just like our lab but thinner… #besthikeswithdogs

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Merry Christmas from the “Big Guy”.

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Cold dogs at lunch and hot dogs for dinner. Backpacking on the #AppalachianTrail this weekend. #BestHIkesWithDogs

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This guy enjoyed the snowfall last weekend! #besthikeswithdogs

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Here in N.C., it’s been snowing a bit lately…

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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 […]