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Updated 01/20/21 4:50pm

Turkeys abound in Smokey Mountain National Park

Beards Swinging in the wind I was inside Great Smokey Mountain National Park this weekend and saw a lot of wildlife including turkeys. The turkey population is doing well by all appearances which is great because this was not always the case here in…

A Day In Great Smoky Mountain National Park

A Day In Great Smoky Mountain National Park is hard for me to pass up and yesterday was a spectacular day in the park. A day tromping around in nature with my cameras in tote is very therapeutic for me. Cataloochee Valley inside GSMNP has…

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Brunton “Get Back” an Awesome Piece of Gear

I’d like to thank Kim Cahalan of Media Directand the folks at Bruntonfor supplying me one of these units to review. I’m not typically a “GPS Guy” and for the past couple of years have carried around the base model ETrex and used…

Tree Falls, People Hear It

You may have heard by now of the huge Sequoia tree that toppled in Giant Sequoia National Monument. What you may not have heard is that it toppled across a popular handicapped accessible trail, prompting a discussion of what to do about it. When…

Hill Country Meandering

The land hunt goes on, but not fruitlessly.  I may have found the new Hog Blog base camp on Wednesday afternoon, although I’ve got a full day with my realtor scheduled for tomorrow.  And let me say this… if you’re not from…

A Hike In Crane Meadows

On the way to a family gathering in the woods, I stopped and hiked the Platt River Trail in Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Crane Meadows is one of the refuges proposed to open for hunting this fall, it’s located

Breaking A New Trail record

Jennifer Pharr Davis has set a new record for hiking the Appalachian Trail. This summer, she hit the trail yet again with the goal of going even faster than her 2008 time of 57 days and some hours. (Most through-hikers take six months or more).…

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Mom and Kids Out for Early Morning Walk

This morning early, at about sunrise, mom brought her twins by for a visit. Surprisingly, when we first spotted them, the two fawns were at the end of the driveway near the grandkids’ swings. I had been out there earlier this morning watching a

Dr. Drip Makes Camp Coffee Convenient

I was pretty excited when Erin from Organic Worksasked if I’d like to try Dr. Drip coffee. I’m a coffee fanatic, guzzling about a pots’ worth in the run of a day. Nothing beats a morning or evening cup of coffee at the campsite, and…

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