Dripping Spring Mountain Summit

This is the view from the top of Dripping Spring Mountain. It's close to 5,000 feet in elevation and the view changes, depending upon weather conditions. I hiked from Elkmont via Jake's Creek Trail and then Miry Ridge Trail to reach the summit of Dripping Spring Mountain. #DrippingSpringMountain #SmokyMountains

Backcountry Campsite 26 Tour – Dripping Spring Mountain

Dripping Spring Mountain is incredible! This is a tour of backcountry campsite #26 on Dripping Spring Mountain. Backcountry campsite 26 has a small spring, which refilled our water bottles quickly. The campsite is surrounded by cedar trees and there are a couple of fire rings and bear pulley systems. Although we didn't encounter any bears,

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Forney Ridge Trail to Andrew’s Bald

This is the hike from Clingman's Dome to Andrew's Bald. To get to Andrew's Bald, park in the Clingman's Dome parking lot and hike Forney Ridge Trail. Forney Ridge Trail is very rocky, so you will likely want hiking poles if conditions are icy or wet. Microspikes may be a wise idea too. Please also

View From Top of Miry Ridge Trail

This is the view from the highest point on Miry Ridge Trail. To find this spot, hike Jake's Creek Trail to Miry Ridge Trail. When you hit a rocky area, follow the trail above the rocks for an amazing view! #MiryRidgeTrail #SmokyMountains

Elkmont to Backcountry Campsite 26 Overnight – Smoky Mountains Backcountry Camping

The hike to Smoky Mountains Backcountry Campsite #26 was incredible. We parked at Elkmont and then hiked Jake's Creek Trail to Miry Ridge Trail. Elevation gain was 3,114 feet and we camped at approximately 4,600 feet. It was an incredible experience and the hike out was almost all downhill! #Campsite26 #Backpacking #SmokyMountains

BEARly Visible

While backpacking in the Smoky Mountains, I encountered a tree full of bears! Enjoy, share and NEVER approach a bear! #Bear #Wildlife

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Setting Up Camp at Ship Rock – Bankhead National Forest

After entering Sipsey Wilderness from Thompson Creek Trailhead, there are an abundance of amazing backcountry campsites. Follow trail 206 and they'll start appearing a mile or so in. Some of the best campsites are close to Needle's Eye. #SipseyWilderness #Backpacking

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Thompson Creek Trailhead to Ship Rock – Sipsey Wilderness

Thompson Creek to Ship Rock overnight backpacking in the Sipsey Wilderness. William F. Bankhead National Forest is an incredible place for backpacking! There are an abundance of backcountry campsites to choose from! #Sipsey #Bankhead

What Poison Ivy Looks Like

Knowing how to spot poison ivy is important! This is what poison ivy looks like. Many people, including myself, are highly allergic to poison ivy. Poison ivy can create an itchy rash that may bleed when scratched. Poison that that makes contact with a backpacking, clothing and/or other object can be transferred to skin. If

How to Charge Electronics While Backpacking

This is how to charge electronics while backpacking! This is a super small and super lightweight solar USB battery bank. Charge it to full at home using USB and then recharge as while needed, using the sun! I use this solar charger to recharge my iPhone, Apple Watch, Sony camera, GoPro, USB flashlights and more!

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