Gatlinburg Summit Condo Review

The Gatlinburg Summit condos are a great deal! It's in a great location, so both Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountains National Park are close by. They have a laundry room on-site, as well as a pool. We stayed here because we were backpacking and want a place that was both affordable and located close to Smoky

Helinox Chair One Review

The Helinox Chair One is the perfect backpacking chair for me! They make an ultralight version but I found the Helinox One to be the perfect balance of stability, comfort and travel size. It packs up small and is very lightweight. To make things even better, the Helinox Chair One can support heavier people. As

Mount LeCan’t not Mount LeConte

I have always always wanted to summit Mt. LeConte. It's not only an excellent workout but it's concurrently an opportunity to add a "dot on one's personal resume. I failed because I am afraid of heights but at least I tried to summit Mt. LeConte! I admire the individuals that are not afraid of heights

Bull Head Trail Hike – Smoky Mountains National Park

Bull Head Trail is one of the few trails to Mt. LeConte. Within this video, I hike a small portion of Bull Head Trail. Due to snow and ice, the trail became hazardous and I did not summit LeConte. I hope that you enjoy this video. Please subscribe and check out my other videos from

Smoky Mountains Backcountry Campsite 28 Review

Backcountry campsite 28 in the Smoky Mountains is an amazing campsite! Situated at approximately 3,455 feet, it's a nice hike from the Middle Prong Trail trailhead past Tremont. The hike out is almost completely downhill. We camped here in January and the temperature was five degrees. It snowed all night and the hike out was

Smoky Mountains Backcountry Campsite 37

All campsites in the Smoky Mountains National Park are by reservation only. Campsite 37 is an awesome campsite that is an easy hike from the trailhead. The hike provides a variety of terrain and awesome views of Big River. If multiple people have booked campsite 37, there are plenty of fire rings and bear pulley

How to Purify Water While Backpacking

This is how to purify water while backpacking. The backpacking water filter that I use is lightweight and fits easily into my backpack, along with other gear. Out of best practice, I always boil my purified water for at least five minutes, before uses it for cooking or drinking. #WaterFilter

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