Category Archives: Hiking

Blades

Its been years since I bought a new pocket knife. Yesterday I bought three. Its not like a pocket knife is a disposable item that is intended to be replaced often. In fact, a good quality pocket knife is just … Continue reading

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On the Grid – May 2016 – The Best of Both Worlds

To keep boredom from setting in, I’m taking this On the Grid entry in a slightly different direction than past entries. Jenna wanted to go hiking. I wanted to go caching. OK, so I wanted to go hiking too. I … Continue reading

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A Quick History of Walasi-Yi

Originally posted on Mountain Crossings at Neel Gap:
Here at Mountain Crossings we answer a lot of customer questions about the history behind our shop. Its just the kind of place that seeps interesting tales and makes you wonder. For all those of…

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Goodbye YHC…

I guarantee a few folks just had a “Wait, what?” moment when they read the title. They’re wondering if I’ve gone mad and have decided to forsake my alma mater. No, I haven’t, but I thought it might be fun … Continue reading

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Back to the Bend

Chattahoochee Bend that is… Free weekends that haven’t been rainy have been pretty scarce lately. On the weekends it hasn’t been rainy we’ve either been busy with life or have been lazy and enjoying what little downtime we get. We’ve … Continue reading

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Ya Just Never Know…

Sometimes ya just never know what you’re going to find… I had to go to Gainesville, Georgia for a meeting this morning. I got into town early and had a little time to kill so I decided to take a … Continue reading

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View From The Cache – Hart Family Cemetery, College Park, Georgia

I had a little time to kill the other day before I could pick ConnieLou up from work so I decided to hunt a cache or three. As I was driving around the perimeter of the Atlanta airport, heading from … Continue reading

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Test Drive…

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to go play in the woods. Between summer’s heat and a case of plantar fasciitis showing up in my right foot in June, I haven’t gotten out much. Fortunately the weather … Continue reading

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…

Anyone else remember the Peanuts cartoon strip with Snoopy sitting on top of his doghouse with a typewriter working on his novel? He begins with the phrase “It was a Dark and Stormy Night” and never gets much further. It … Continue reading

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You Know You’re Outdoorsy When…

Originally posted on Girly Camping®:
You Know You’re Outdoorsy WHen 1. You have to go to the bathroom in a public and think, can I just find a tree? 2. The thought of sleeping on the floor actually sounds comfortable…

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