Author: mountainmanpioneer

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Lentil Soup is humble, unconditional love in a bowl. Whatever life is throwing at you this week, this quiet, soul-soothing soup is here to nourish. Feeling on top of the world? You’ll be even more dynamo after your first bite. Can’t remember the last time your socks matched? This Instant Pot lentil soup […]

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Day 1- Amicalola Falls #266

Ron at Yellow Blazin drove me to Amicalola. I walked 600+ steps. I stopped, ate, and drank a couple times.
There’s a gentleman that’s lost, so it was hard not to think about him, his family, and the people he touched, like Bob who gave me the AT introduction. The parking lot was full of people looking to find him.
My gear was all delivered to the visitors center rather than the lodge as labeled. The front desk lady told me I’d have to hit the stairs again to go get em before volunteering to make the drive. ...

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What Backpackers Need are Textured Stuff Sacks

Imagine reaching into your backpack and being able to pull at the exact stuff sack you need because it feels different from the others. Using different colored stuff sacks to pack different gear types is great, but you still have to take them all out of your backpack to find the one you want. But …

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Etna Hiker’s Hut on the PCT is Closing Down

2020 is shaping up to be a year of big changes in the PCT trail angel community. Following announcements from Hiker Heaven, Casa de Luna, and Scout and Frodo, yesterday, another popular hiker location announced that they will be closing their doors.
According to the PCT Class of 2020 and the Scott Valley News facebook pages, Dave and Vibeke Harrison are closing down Etna’s Alderbrook Manor Bed and Breakfast and PCT hostel Hiker’s Hut along with it. ...

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Sherpa Mike Preppin for some AT Trekkin

As the winter wears on, I wonder if I should have set an earlier start date. I will head up the approach trail to Springer on March 30. I sectioned to NC on March 7, 2014. Learned a valuable lesson. Don’t take advice from people who haven’t through hiked. Local outfitter in MA said, bring a 40 degree bag. That’s plenty warm. Don’t make that mistake. It snowed and I froze my butt off.  Better prepared now. ...

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My Appalachian Trail Clothing System

Not going to lie, figuring out the clothing system to take for this hike has been stressful. I know I probably need less than what I think, but I also don’t want to be cold. Do I need camp shoes? Will I be okay sleeping in my Nano Puff or should I get a separate base-layer for sleeping? I don’t need a beanie and a buff, right? I’m not an anxious person but holy crap these pre-hike uncertainties got me feeling like my Grandma (If you are reading this Grandma, ...

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The Trail Don’t Cost a Thing (But the Gear Does): How to Get Out There Without Blowing Your Paycheck

There comes a time in life that the desire to be “out there” hits. If you are anything like me, you’re probably in your late twenties—maybe even the latest part of your twenties—working your first desk job, kind of suffocating at the idea of being inside for 40 hours a week. You need an escape, some kind of outlet, and fast. Enter backpacking. Because you’re not independently wealthy, because you have bills and need to feed yourself, ...

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Frosty Mountain to Gooch Gap Shelter

I didn’t pick the names.
I woke up at 5:30 Monday morning after a full eight hours of sleep. Surprisingly, I felt no soreness from the previous day’s five-mile uphill jaunt. I laid in my sleeping bag until 8:00 packed up my gear, and made quick work of the 3.5 miles to the top of Springer Mountain. During a brief rest, I met a former Marine, Marvin, who informed me that he was the 200th thruhiker to sign in back at the Amicalola Falls Visitor Center. ...

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