About Me

Hello all, I live in the Southern Appalachians and try to get out into the mountains when I get a chance.

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My first camping experiences were in this area about 20 years ago during family trips.  I got my first taste of backpacking and hiking when I went to college in Eastern Tennessee but I didn’t really start to love the outdoors until I moved out West in 2005.

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Between 2005 and 2010 I lived in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and built a cabin in Northeast Nevada.

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I also traveled for months at a time during those years and spent about 500 nights alone in the Western deserts and mountains.

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In 2009 I married by college sweetheart and she moved to Colorado with me.

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I spent quite a bit of time hiking and climbing the high peaks of the Central Rockies that year.  Winter is my favorite season and it’s spectacular above treeline.

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We moved East in 2010 and bought a house overlooking Smoky Mountain National Park.

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We do a good bit of hiking and backpacking together.

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Now you’re all caught up!  Hopefully you enjoy reading about some of my trips.

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