Stone Mountain State Park – North Carolina

Stone Mountain does not immediately come into view when you enter this park near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Wilkes and Allegheny Counties of North Carolina. The mountain is a 600 foot granite dome that is fairly easy to reach by the well marked trails. Additionally, this 14,000 acres contains 17 miles of trout waters … Continue reading Stone Mountain State Park – North Carolina


Clingmans Dome – An Appalachian Trail Icon

Clingmans Dome rises to 6643 feet as the tallest peak in the Smokey Mountains and the third highest east of the Mississippi River. At Newfound Gap off of 441, the parking lot will be the end of this road that meanders across the mountain for 7 miles. This drive in itself offers breathtaking views and … Continue reading Clingmans Dome – An Appalachian Trail Icon

Weekend Meals

Planning a weekend trip into the wilderness. My plan is to stay well fed with enough calories to have fun. My typical meal plan consist of: Day one: Dinner: Instant Rice (2c)/Peas/Spam x 1/Cashews & Flour Tortillas Day Two: Breakfast: MH Breakfast Skillet Lunch: Flour Tortillas/Spam x 2/Almonds Dinner: Instant Potatoes (1 pkg)/Peas/Chicken/Cashews & Flour … Continue reading Weekend Meals

Osprey Stratos 36

"The supremely ventilated, featured and durable Stratos Series receives a makeover that is more than skin deep for Spring 2017. Now featuring adjustable torso lengths for improved fit and comfort with updated aesthetics, the Stratos 36 is the go-to choice for everything from short day hikes to lightweight overnights in the backcountry no matter how … Continue reading Osprey Stratos 36