Yearly Archives: 2015

“The Smokies Bury Their Secrets” “A good tracker knows to look for the white. Always look for white. That bright white leads you to fresh tracks, new breaks in twigs, scuff marks. Things that lead you to people.” – Dwight McCarter, man-tracker On June 14, 1969 six year old Dennis Martin disappeared from Spence Field.  […]

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Met thru-hikers Cameron aka “Superfly” and John aka “Cake” at the Spence Field shelter on a beautifully dreary day, they were just 180 or so miles short of finishing the AT, heading south.   Remember, cigarettes and granola are a staple of your thru-hiker diet. Update: December 25, 2015 Cake, just moments ago, found me on […]

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Impromptu trip to the Smokies, armed only with the iPhone and a Border Collie.  I saw the icy peaks shimmering off in the distance and couldn’t resist seeing it all up close.      

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