Even though I’ve lived in the southeastern United States for all of my life, I’ve somehow managed to avoid visiting Shenandoah National Park. We moved 100 miles closer to Shenandoah when we…

Stony Man Overlook

Blue Ridge Marathon

A monumental challenge and a new place. One of the reasons I do long distance endurance events is to challenge myself. But another one is to go to new places, within myself, that I haven't…

Blue Ridge Marathon Finishing Medals

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.