Category Archives: Hiking

Unmapped Sugarlands-GSMNP

On February 8th, we joined several of our friends to hike to the “unmapped” stone cabin in the Sugarlands area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The roots of the two-room stone cabin are a bit of a mystery, … Continue reading

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Lily Bluff, Beauty in the Obed

We have tried for several weeks to kickstart 2022 hiking, but things kept getting in the way, mostly the bitter cold. On Tuesday, January 18th, we finally convinced ourselves that the cold would be tolerable and the terrain, not too … Continue reading

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Tuesday Hiking-Middle Prong Trail

As I sit here typing, I am dragging through the third day of a virus, some type of stomach-intestinal thing causing very low energy. I have been mostly sleeping with a little reading but today I felt well enough to … Continue reading

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GSMNP-Lower Mt. Cammerer Trail

Date: June 5, 2021, Dayhike Total Hike: 7.57 miles, 1082′ elevation gain Saturday we took a hike on Lower Mt. Cammerer trail, an out and back hike to Campsite 35. With six nights in the Wind Rivers looming in late … Continue reading

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Sleeping Below the Bald-Backpack 85

Hello from my long neglected blog. With Covid lockdown and lack of activities, I had little motivation to write. But things are opening up in the US and the Smith-Dunlap household is stirring so it’s time to shake the off … Continue reading

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GVRAT

I am not sure I was thinking clearly back on May 3rd when I first stumbled on the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee (GVRAT). I was wrapped up the Covid crisis and certainly not thinking long term. It seemed to … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Way, Day 10, Scarborough to Filey

Planned mileage: 12.0Actual mileage: 10.5 Accomodations: Abbots LeighRating: Good Dear Leslie and Mike, Another mini update tonight.  WE ARE DONE! We have mixed emotions about being done, we have immensely enjoyed the scenery and each other’s company.  Being out everyday … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Way, Day 9, Robin Hood's Bay to Scarborough

Actual Hike: We took the bus to Scarborough and walked back toward Robin Hood’s BayExpected Mileage: 14.0Actual Mileage: 10.0 Worst Part of the Day: Wishing we had hiked instead of taken the busBest Part of the Day: Taking the bus … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Way, Day 8, Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay

Expected Mileage: 6.0Actual Mileage: 7.75 from B&B to B&B Accommodations: The VillaRating: Very Nice!Date: Monday, May 14, 2018 Hi Leslie and Mike, We have have finished our day and have settled in Robin Hood’s Bay though we are still waiting … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Way, Day 7, Staithes to Whitby

Expected Mileage: 11.0Actual Mileage: 12.5 Accommodations: No.7 Guest HouseRating: Very Good, location is excellentDate: Sunday, May 13, 2018 Hello Mike and Leslie, Today is Day 7.  I think I was confused yesterday and we don’t want to repeat days (apparently … Continue reading

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