Wild Oak Backpacking
So Chris and I did a 15-mile backpacking trip on the Wild Oak trail in the George Washington National Forest. It was past of training for our upcoming El Capitan Expedition in Yosemite. But after we got to our camping spot with 4 hours of light left, we said fuck it and hiked out. Pizza and beer called us.

Wild Oak Backpacking


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Backpacking in Cranberry Wilderness
Day 3: A quick portrait of Chris and I before out 9-mile hike out.

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Me pushing through a thicket of bee balm.

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A USGS geological marker . . . you never know when you’ll find one of these suckers!


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Backpacking in Cranberry Wilderness
Day 1: Me during the cool 6.5-mile hike along the Big Beechy Trail to our camping spot.

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Chris starts a fire at our camping spot for the trip.


Dolly Sods Backpackiing
A backpacking weekend in Dolly Sods. Chris leads the way along the Red River.

He sits in the tent at our campsite. And below is an awesome swim we took in the Red River itself.
Dolly Sods Backpackiing

Dolly Sods Backpackiing


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Decided to play weekend warrior and backpack in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest alone. This photo of the waterfall is early in the morning. I camped below it, woke up really early, ate breakfast and then hiked to the top of the mountain to see it.

Below is in Wilson Creek, where I had to cross to start my backpacking loop.

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