About Me

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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


We do a good bit of hiking and backpacking together.


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


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