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 […]

Weekend Gem: The Cosby Loop

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Weekend Gem | No Comments

This a great overnight or three day loop in the considerably less traveled Eastern Smokies, a section that I have been enjoying more of recently. Take HWY. 341 to the TH and start out on the Gabes Mtn. TR. as it eases it’s way deeper into the mountains on this 17.6 mile loop. After gaining a […]

Weekend Gem: Little River #30

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

This great overnight adventure is a perfect way to ease back into another season of backpacking. Start out at the TH located at Elkmont and head upriver into a magical world of spring wildflowers. This easy graded trail starts as an old roadbed, before turning into a trail proper. Along the way, stop and enjoy […]