Camp and Travel With Pack Animals

Pack stock groups must be even more conscientious than others, as animals can cause considerable impact. Keep groups small and carry light weight equipment to reduce the number of animals you’ll need. The fewer animals taken, the less mark left on the land. Select campsites that can accommodate your animals without damage to the area. […]


Camp and Travel on Durable Surfaces

Trail travel: Trails provide a pathway for walking and riding, and are designed to drain water with a minimum amount of soil erosion. Whenever available, utilize existing trails. Many people shortcut switchbacks or create new trails trying to save time and energy. Cutting switchbacks or going around puddles, water bars and stream fording sites causes […]

Adirondack Council

The Adirondack Council

In the next century, this Park could be preserved forever. It could remain a magnificent natural sanctuary within a day’s drive of 70 million people-and stand forever as proof that human beings can coexist in harmony with their natural environment. Founded in 1975, the Adirondack Council is the largest environmental group in New York State […]

bear sniffed the box

Bear sniffed the box

The bear sniffed the box (I never said it was air tight) and pondered for a moment…then with a swipe of it’s paw hit the box squarely on the end and sent it careening down the table. The box flew off the opposite end and hit the ground some 15 feet from where it had […]


Cherokee Guides

Cherokee Hunting Guide Service is a no frills, low cost guide service for those individuals who wish to hire an experienced guide to hunt wild turkey, black bear, deer, and wild boar/hog in the bountiful mountains of Southeastern Tennessee and Southwestern North Carolina. Tennessee hunting will be in the Tellico Ranger District which is one […]

Backpacker Bars

Homemade Backpacker Bars 1 1/2 cups butter 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 1/2 cup wheat germ 4 tsp grated orange peel 4 eggs (lightly beaten) 2 cups whole almonds 1 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped dates 1/2 cup chopped dried […]