Backpacking trip write-ups

Longer write-ups on our backpacking trips.

Three nights and four days relaxing by the lake in Piney Creek Wilderness. Except, someone had stolen the lake. It was very low. I’ve not been to my favorite campsite in over a year. It was well overdue a visit. Trip write-up: 10-minute read, +42

Three days backpacking in Hercules Glades, August 2022. Trip write-up: Six-minute read, +20

Three days at Hercules Glades Wilderness. Trip write-up: Two-minute read, +10

Three nights at Hercules Glades Wilderness. Trip write-up: Three-minute read, +16

Journal: Three days hiking in Hercules Glades Wilderness, February 2022. Trip write-up: Three-minute read, +20

Four days, three nights in Hercules Glades Wilderness, November 2021. Trip write-up: 10-minute read, +34

Three days backpacking in Hercules Glades Wilderness, October 2021. Online meetings and bushwhacking in search of Mores Branch. Trip write-up: Five-minute read, +17

One-night stay in the Devil’s Backbone Wilderness. And once more I manage to break some gear … Trip write-up: One-minute read, +3

Journal: Gary & Ginger, a couple of nights at Hercules Glades, June 2021. Trip write-up: Five-minute read, +17

Three days on the North Fork Loop trail, Mark Twain National Forest, May 2021. Trip write-up: 15-minute read, +42

Three days on the Whites Creek Trail at Irish Wilderness. Trip write-up: 15-minute read, +64

Journal: Checking off all my unhiked trails in Piney Creek Wilderness, March 2021. A three-day backpacking trip to Piney Creek Wilderness. I hiked the last of my un-hiked official trails in this wilderness, I encountered more cat briars than a man ought to and enjoyed some downtime by the lake. Trip write-up: 15-minute read, +48

Journal: Searching for springs at Hercules Glades Wilderness, February 2021. Trip write-up: Five-minute read, +30

Journal: Last Backpacking trip of the year, December 2020 – I’m planning on staying out three nights, finding my way to Beaver Creek to the north of the bluffs, and hiking the only trail here that I haven’t hiked yet. Hercules Glades. Trip write-up: 10-minute read, +42

Journal: Four days on the Berryman Trail, December 2020 – Looking for a different trail to hike, I decided to re-hike the Berryman Trail, which we hiked during Spring Break 2011. Trip write-up: 15-minute read, +44

There’s a break in the weather, and I can spend two-and-a-half days backpacking at Paddy Creek Wilderness. The forecast is for two good (but maybe cold) days before rain sets in.Trip write-up: 10-minute read, +44

Once more unto the trails dear friends1 (three days in Piney Creek Wilderness) – Rain, thunder, a flooding lake, wading, and bushwhacking make for a different start to a weekend’s R&R. Piney Creek Wilderness. Trip write-up: 10-minute read, +44

Journal: Two nights at Hercules Glades Wilderness, May 2020 – A two-night break at Hercules Glades Wilderness with a visit to ‘Twin Falls’ hollow and the bluffs. Trip write-up: Six-minute read, +21

Journal: One night at Piney Creek Wilderness, May 2020 – This weekend it’s back to Piney Creek Wilderness. I plan to visit my favorite spot by Table Rock Lake. It’s predicted to be fairly cold overnight (34-36°F). Trip write-up: eight-minute read, +26

Wilderness Escape (again) – Two nights in Hercules Glades. A severe thunderstorm, wet and muddy trails, wonderful falls, a ghost from the past, some stupid mistakes and overall, a good time. Trip write-up: 12-minute read. +30

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