Get Out More Tour Experience

Last weekend, we were able to check out the Backpacker Magazine Get Out More Tour which was hosted by The Local Hiker in Spartanburg, SC. When we arrived there was a local bluegrass band, Backline, serenading the local hikers who were waiting to hear from Backpacker...

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Cedar Rock Mountain

Cedar Rock Mountain, located in Dupont State Forest, is a moderate hike that offers amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This part of Dupont State Forest is very popular with both hikers and mountain bikers, so there is a pretty decent sized parking area. The...

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Three Great Hikes Near Greenville, SC

Kristin already made a post about her favorite trails, and I didn’t want to be left out. So here are my top three favorite hikes.   Stone Mountain Stone Mountain Trail in DuPont State Forest is definitely one of my favorite trails. It was one of the first hikes I...

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Little Bearwallow

You might not have heard of the Little Bearwallow trail in Gerton, NC, and that’s ok! This trail was in progress for about three years and was finally completed in the summer of 2016. This 4.6 mile trail is hard on the knees but has a lot to offer. The trailhead can...

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My Top Three Luxury Items

Most hikers attempt to get their base weight as low as possible when backpacking but sometimes there are a few luxury items that are worth the weight. Most backpackers bring some frills with them when they go to the outdoors. Here are my top three luxury items: Pillow...

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Carrick Creek

Most people know Table Rock State Park for the famous Table Rock trail but did you know that Table Rock State Park also has a short, easy hike that is great for the whole family. Yes, even the little ones in your family! Carrick Creek trail starts just like all of the...

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My Top Three Trails

We have been on many, many hikes over the years. I love a lot of them, but I do have a few favorites. Here are my top three trails:   Shining Rock We took a weekend Asheville trip with our favorite hiking buddies, and this was the first trail of the weekend. I...

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Raven Cliff Falls

Greenville has many trails that are just a short drive away. One of those trails is Raven Cliff Falls located at Caesar’s Head State Park. The trail starts out as a wide gravel road but eventually descends into the woods as a dirt trail. Continue along Raven Cliff...

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Why We Picked a Ford Transit Connect: Part Two

If you read our previous post about Why we Picked a Ford Transit Connect, you saw that we really only hit the positives for the van. But you can’t have a list of pros without a few cons, so here are a couple negatives we have with our Ford Transit Connect. Lack of...

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McAfee Knob

When we took a trip up to Virginia for a family wedding, I knew I needed to find a place for us to hike. After researching, I saw that McAfee Knob was only 45 minutes away, so it wasn’t hard to decide this is the trail we were going to hike on that weekend, my...

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Why We Picked a Ford Transit Connect: Part One

Towards the end of 2017 we realized that we were going to need to be driving further and further to get to the trails we wanted to hike, and getting a vehicle we could sleep in would make it a lot easier for us. When we started looking at what we could do, we saw that...

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Standing Indian

I have this crazy dream of one day thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. So any chance that I get to hike sections of this beautiful trail, I jump on it. Standing Indian Loop is one of the best loop hikes for backpacking that involves hiking 15 miles along the...

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