Camping trips

Some of the more Recent Trips:


Smokies Montain 1 week, camping, and Backpack


Patagonia, Chile – many more

Wild Oak Trail (2019) – There was a race going on on Columbus Day weekend. Don’t lose your ear plugs.

Roan Mnt (Ervin-19E), NoBo. 50 miles of uphill climb. Wear hiking shoes if you want to save your toes.

Roaring Plain, WV (16 miles), difficult to find trails (Hidden Passage, Canyon Rim Trail and Tee Pee trail)

Laurel Highlands, PA (mile 70-mile 30) / a stop at Gallitzin State Forest

Torry Ridge/Mill creek, VA – most beautiful hike for sleeping on the ridge with wind blowing

Duncan Knob, VA – (Camp Roosevelt, CCC). I hanged a bearbag (PCT style), kind of. Hot coco.

Half Moon Mnt, WV – 10+ minutes to escape from the tent is too slow


Cole/Cold Mnt & Mt Pleasant, Va – apples are not high caloric meal

Canaan Valley, Wv – it can get very cold at night

Bruce Knob, Wv – how to do water crossing

TwOT, the Wild Oaks Trail, Va – first bp, someone needs to teach me how to pack. I plan to run there

Three Ridges, Va – how to build fire

McAfee Knob, VA, Catabawa Valley – feet know where the trail is. This is part of the place people call the triple crowns. Dragon tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs. I have been to two and would like to go back to see the Dragon tooth.

Mt Rogers, Va – why do I carry a bear canister

~~Fav Local day hikes~~

Ashby Hollow – “The Roller Coaster” of the AT

Mt Marshall – The Peak not the Mall

Buck Hollow – Mary’s Rock / Heavens Hill

Tuscarora TR – Overall Run – water every where. It could be 22-30 miles long

Signal Knob – good fishing spots but unremarkable otherwise

Kanebe Knob – same as Signal Knob but with campgrounds!

Kennedy Peak – another runable trail!

Little Devil Stair – love it. Take it Straight up

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