Howdy! I'm Dragin (as in walking slowly and usually behind everyone else!) I'm in Virginia and backpack regularly in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. I'm able to get out west several times a year and have led backpacking groups to California, Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona. Always looking for new and beautiful places to hike. Currently integrating fly fishing into my trips! I have hiked and climbed extensively in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, as well as New Hampshire (the hardest backpacking I've ever done), and Alaska. Hiking out west has led me try to get away from the 'tree tunnels' of the east for the 360 degree views of the Rockies and Sierra. My favorite part of backpacking, aside from the views, is meeting new friends and enjoying tall tales (real and imagined) around a good campfire (a LNT campfire of course!).
Let's face it, most of us use canister stoves. They're easy and convenient—a no-fuss, no-muss—way to cook! (what is muss anyway?) However, one
If you're reading this, you might not be a thru-hiker. In fact, you might not be a backpacker at all. But that doesn't mean that you can't learn to
I’m getting ready for this year’s version of the John Muir Trail, beginning in August. The initial logistics are pretty intensive, but this being