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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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

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

Nemo Fillo Pillow Review

Available on Amazon.com - Nemo Fillo Pillow - Inflatable Camp Pillow for Backpacking or Travel The Nemo Fillo Pillow is an upgrade from most backpacking pillows. Despite its small travel size and travel weight, it expands, inflates and features a memory foam coating. After inflation, the memory foam takes its comfort to the next level.

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

How to Pack for Backpacking

This is how I pack for backpacking. When I'm planning a big backpacking adventure, I always pack far in advance and assemble a checklist. Forgetting to take key gear while backpacking can result in a miserable and/or dangerous experience. Enjoy and share with others too! #Backpacking

By |2020-03-03T19:32:16-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Backpacking, HOW-TO|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to Pack for Backpacking

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

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