Momentous Adventures: Gregory with Hannah and Ace Gap Loop

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Momentous Adventures, TN, Trail Reports | No Comments

This fantastic 56 mile loop has the goods, a huge Bald, lots of ridge walking with open view points, remote river valleys teaming with wildlife. Some of the trails are mostly flat and easy going while other climbs like up to Gregory Bald or the accent to gain Rich Mtn’s ridgeline are quite challenging. The […]

Weekend Gem: Porter+Old Settlers Loop

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in TN, Trail Reports, Weekend Gem | No Comments

This 46 mile loop has a bit of everything that makes wilderness travel great, some good route finding, open views of the mountains, deep forests and even some old human structures thrown in for good measure. Start out by crossing the bridge that leads to the Ramsey’s Cascades TH and park your rig at the […]

One Day Wilderness: Greenbrier Pinnacle Waytrail

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in One Day Wilderness, Trail Reports | No Comments

When I was training for my current position, I had another guide tell me about the Pinnacle Tr. and some of the other notable “manways” in the Park. Then I became acquainted with a primitive artist here in Gatlinburg and he told me about how he missed hiking in that area. Then completely unrelated, another […]