Monthly Archives: December 2013

Episode 8 – Porters Creek Trail and Dealing with Bad Knees

Porters Creek Trail

In this episode, we talk about news around the Smoky Mountains, dealing with bad knees when you go for a hike, and the Porters Creek Trail and Fern Branch Falls.   Links: Pigeon Forge Wilderness Wildlife Week

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Episode 7 – Mount Cammerer, packing for an overnight hike, and traffic

Mount Cammerer

In this episode, we discuss dealing with traffic in the Smoky Mountains, what you need to pack for an overnight hike, and our Spotlight Hike of the week, Mount Cammerer fire tower via the Low Gap Trail in Cosby.  

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Episode 6 – Backcountry Shelters, Rich Mountain Loop Hike, Cell Phone Etiquette, and Listener Questions

Rich Mountain Loop

Everything you want to know about staying at a Backcountry shelter in the Smoky Mountains including permits and leave no trace, cell phone etiquette in the backcountry, listener question about how and where to get married in the Smoky Mountains,

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Great Winter Hiking

winter trees

Winter has arrived.  There are road closures that you have to watch for hourly in the Smoky Mountains as well as roads that are now closed for the entire winter season.  However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy

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Episode 5 – Drinking the Water, Packing Your Daypack, Titanic Museum, and Mount LeConte


Episode 5 features why you should treat any water you drink in the backcountry and how to do it, what you need to pack for a day hike, the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, and getting to the Smoky Mountains

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