Laurel Falls Hike

This is the hike to Laurel Falls. Laurel Falls is an easy hike and most of the trail is paved. The waterfalls at the top are very neat! The hike out is super easy, since most of the hike out is downhill. Laurel Falls is definitely a must-do hike, while in the Smoky Mountains! #LaurelFalls

Bear Country – How to Lessen Food Odors

Hiking is bear country is fun but can be dangerous, if the appropriate precautions aren't proactively taken. Something as simple as eating a meat stick and then carrying the wrapper in a backpack could attract a hungry bear. For that reason, I store all meat stick and other snap wrappers inside of a water bottle

Sea to Summit X-Pot Kettle Demonstration

The Sea to Summit X-Pot is an incredible invention! Even the lightest backpacking cookware consumes a large amount of volume inside a backpack. The X-Pot solves that problem by collapsing during transport. Even though this is a collapsible backpacking pot, it is able to be used in conjunction with a backpacker's stove! Just be sure

Sawyer Water Filtration System Demonstration

A Sawyer water filtration system is the optimal way to filter water while backpacking. Simply collect water in the collapsible water bladder, screw on the filter and then squeeze out filtered water! You can also drink directly from the filter, instead of pouring into a pot or water bottle first. While in the backcountry, I

8K UltraHD Secret Waterfall off Middle Prong Trail

8K UltraHD waterfall. This is a secret waterfall that can be found a few hundred feet off of Middle Prong Trail in the Smoky Mountains. The trail is not marked but after you cross over the large bridge, listen for the water. Before a sharp turn back to the left, there is an area in

Backcountry Campsite 34 Walkthrough

Backcountry Campsite #34 is an enjoyable hike from Cosby via Gabe's Mountain Trail! Please note that all backcountry campsites in the SMoky Mountains are by reservation only, so be sure to contact the Backcountry Office to obtain a backcountry permit. The hike to Backcountry Campsite #34 provides a variety of scenic mountain views and there

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on the River Review – Gatlinburg, TN

This is a review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on the River in Gatlinburg, TN. If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Gatlinburg that is a short walk from the Gatlinburg Strip ("Gatlinburg Parkway"), as well as the Smoky Mountains National Park, then this is an excellent motel to consider! The

Gabe’s Mountain Trail to Backcountry Campsite 34

We parked at Cosby Campground and hiked Gabe's Mountain Trail to Backcountry Campsite #34. Backcountry Campsite 34 is an excellent campsite! It's located alongside a stream, so water is plentiful. Also, there are an abundance of fire rings and places to pitch tents at Backcountry Campsite 34. There are two bear pulley systems. Like all

Backcountry Campsite 28 – IN Middle Prong Trail / OUT Miry Ridge & Jake’s Creek Trails – 16.2 Miles

Backcountry campsite 28 is one of my many favorite backcountry campsites in the Smoky Mountains! Due to bridge construction before the Middle Prong Trail trailhead, our hike in was extended by approximately 1.3 miles. The hike in via Middle Prong Trail was mostly an ascent. We spend the night at backcountry campsite 28 and it

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Packing Up at Elevation on Dripping Spring Mountain

Packing up at our campsite on Dripping Spring Mountain. Backcountry campsite 26 is one of the campsites in the Smoky Mountains with significant elevation. Because of the foliage and elevation, there was a considerable amount of fog. #DrippingSpringMountain #Backpacking

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