Roger gets a bit jammed up on Mountaintown Creek
We took a lunch break here where the Coosawattee River enters Carter's Lake
Here is where Mountaintown Creek meets the Coosawatee River….
A recent hike and view from behind Schoolhouse Falls at in Panthertown Valley.
My back end made the Walk In The Woods movie trailer – minute 131 – wonder if that’s what 20 hours of filming as an extra gets you? A great experience nonetheless – movie is out this Labor Day weekend….
Took a hike with my son and our dog last weekend. Had an interesting start to the backpacking trip and nearly perfect weather for our camp out. Here is the dream version of the video.
This is a recap of our 23 mile float down the Edisto River April 11-13th, 2015. Day 1, we camped at Colleton State Park (near St. George, SC) and home to one of the friendliest park rangers I've met in some time. Then on Day 2, we caught a ride with Carolina Heritage Outfitters to the put-in at Highway 21 and paddled for 13 miles to Treehouse #3 – with no running water or electric but plenty of tiki torches and propane stoves. On Day 3, we finished the float at the Outfitters after a 10 mile paddle. It's a great trip if you ever get the chance.
We had nearly perfect Spring weather for this hike last weekend in North Georgia. My dog slept for most of the next 24 hours after our 9.7 mile loop hike on and around the Benton MacKaye Trail in the Cohutta Wilderness. Spring has finally sprung!
In Episode 26 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with Director Clint Ross who is hard at work with Producer Paula O'Neal on the film adaptation of the book Blind Courage, which is based on the 1990 Appalachian Trail thru-hike of Bill Irwin – the first legally blind hiker to complete the entire Trail within a single year.
In the show, Clint discusses the first draft of the screenplay, the trailer, and the upcoming plans to film the movie. He also give us some personal insight in to Bill Irwin and how he overcame alcohol and tobacco addiction through faith in God and by heeding the call to hike the A.T.
For more information or to follow the making of this film, click here. For the audio interview click below.
Subject: Blind Courage
Interviewees: Clint Ross
Interview Date: February 25, 2015
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This is a video of a January 31, 2015 backpacking trip to Bly Gap, North Carolina which is located just past the Georgia-North Carolina State line on the Appalachian Trail. It was the first time I'd been here in 20 years and it was great to be back. Northbound thru-hikers love this place because it marks the completion of the first of fourteen States on the A.T.