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Backcountry Campfires: To Burn or Not To Burn?

  • November 21, 2018

Long gone are the days of Horace Kephart, when an open campfire was necessary to cook a meal in the backcountry. Modern backpacking meals now typically consist of freeze-dried food purchased at an outfitters store or—for the more experienced, frugal,…

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Hiking the MST From Soco Gap to Waterrock Knob

  • November 7, 2018

With this year's warm, late, wet autumn, fall colors are just reaching their peak in western North Carolina, even at higher elevations. We've had a lot of rain, but last Saturday was cold and clear--the perfect time, we thought, to…

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