Iron Mountain Ultra

After the holidays had come and gone, I was itching to get out and do some winter backpacking. I dropped a line out to the usual backpacking crew and got a couple of nibbles from a few and one…

Iron Mountain Ultra

Mount Rogers Adventure

This fall I was fortunate enough to squeeze not 1 but 2 backpacking trips into my busy schedule. After heading up to Dolly Sods a few weeks prior, I…

Sunset over Mount Rogers

Dolly Sods Traverse

Autumn and backpacking go hand in hand. I always try to get a fall trip together and this year was no exception. For this trip, I brought my brother-in-law, Craig along.

View from Bear Rocks trail.

Roaring Plains Adventure

Mother Nature tends to throw the most curve balls in the winter. We were dealt a major one near the beginning of this most recent trip to Roaring Plains, West Virginia. The weather was cold and a…

Looking down the pipeline to the southern tip of Roaring Plains.

Dolly Sods Northern Loop

For this February trip, we had high hopes of breaking out our snow shoes to traverse the Dolly Sods Wilderness. Conditions wouldn't be in our favor for snow shoeing though. On the bright side, we…

Walking up Dobbin Grade trail from Upper Red Creek.