5 Tips for Outdoor Photography

So you want to be the next Ansel Adams? Well, me too. I’m certainly not going to guarantee that these tips will get you to an Adams status, but I bet you will see some improvement after using them. Photography, just like anything else, takes practice. It takes practice to get to know your camera, …

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Trail Stories: Graybeard 13

Meet Graybeard–a man who can leave a lasting impact from just a passing encounter. All day we had been hearing of Graybeard. For one, he was from Jersey and we were from Jersey, which is enough to connect people who were currently in Georgia. It was also enough to get a few New Jersey Turnpike …

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Trail Stories: Mama Goose

Meet Mama Goose. Also known as Hikergurl, also known as Sharon. Call her what you will, this woman is a pretty cool chick. My mom and I were hiking southbound between Tesnatee Gap and Neels Gap last week, a part of the AT that most day hikers don’t explore. It was a beautiful day that …

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A Little Magic Goes a Long Way

It’s the beginning of the thru-hiking season, which means long hikes, cold temps, bad weather, and a long road ahead for the hikers. Many of the people who don’t end up completing the AT stop early on, which means that they need some serious support at the beginning. That’s where the magic comes in. The …

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Do You Hike Inn?

If you don’t then you should. No idea what I’m talking about? Then I’m about to clue you in. You’re welcome. The Len Foote Hike Inn is one of the few backcountry Inns located in the Appalachian mountains. Len Foote is located a couple of hours north of Atlanta in the Amicalola State Park, and …

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Getting to Know the Knob

Awesome trails, beautiful foliage, famous views—who can say no to that? Not me, or my family—clearly I have an awesome family. When you’re in Roanoke, VA for the weekend it’s kind of obligatory that you hike to McAfee Knob. If you’re unfamiliar with McAfee Knob, it has been endearingly named “the most photographed spot on …

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