Sheltowee Trace Trail – Yamacraw, Big South Fork, Yahoo Falls

A three night backpacking trip on the Sheltowee Trace Trail, commencing at Laurel Ridge Road at the boundary of Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area in Kentucky. On the first day we hike north on the Sheltowee Trace Trail to Trace Branch where we make a campsite. We continue north on the STT on the second day and camp along Lick Creek north of Yamacraw Bridge. The third day we continue north on the STT and make a camp near Yahoo Falls. On the final day my son Nathan hikes north on the STT to US. Route 27 and drives back to pick me up at a paved road crossing northwest of the Rt. 27 trail head. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy the video. Backpacking With Bryan DeLay webpage: https://bryandelay.com

AT & BT – Winding Stair Gap, Wayah Bald, Wallace Branch

A three night backpacking trip starting at Winding Stair Gap and taking the Appalachian Trail up to Wayah Bald then taking the Bartram Trail to Wallace Branch Trail Head. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy the video. Backpacking With Bryan DeLay webpage: https://bryandelay.com https://youtu.be/FxKogz8jpQ4

Slickrock Creek – Hangover Loop: Joyce Kilmer – Slickrock Wilderness

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A four night backpacking trip in Joyce Kilmer – Slickrock Wilderness commencing at the Cheoah Dam trail head. The loop climbs up Slickrock Creek to Naked Ground and then to Hangover. The final day descends down Hangover Lead Trail to Ike Branch Trail to Slickrock Creek Trail back to the Cheoah Dam trail head. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy the video. Backpacking With Bryan DeLay webpage: https://bryandelay.com

Sawtooth Wilderness – Alice Lake Loop

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A four night backpacking trip with David Knaus in Sawtooth Wilderness beginning at Pettit Lake and taking Tin Cup Trail (#41) to Yellowbelly Trail (#96) and camping near the first Yellowbelly Creek crossing. On day two we continued on Yellowbelly Trail and then hiked up Trail #40 to Edith Lake. Our third day we continued up Trail #40 to Trail #92 and then went north on #92 up to the pass overlooking Imogene Lake. After checking out the view from the pass we turned around and went south on #92, over another pass and then down to Toxaway Lake. On day four we continued on #92 over our third pass and descended to Alice Lake. Then on our final day we hiked Pettit Creek Trail (#95) back to Pettit Lake. Please check out David’s YouTube channel below:    / @defcoord   Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy the video. Backpacking With Bryan DeLay webpage: https://bryandelay.com   • Sawtooth Wilderness – Alice Lake Loop  

The Winds: Elkhart Park, Fremont Crossing, Lost Lake

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A four night, solo backpacking in Wyoming’s Wind River Range starting at Elkhart Park and hiking to Elklund Lake on the first day welcomed by a hail storm upon arrival. On day two it’s Seneca Lake Trail to the Continental Divide Trail and camp near an unnamed lake after another hail storm. Day three begins with the third hail storm and after checking the weather forecast via InReach, I change my plans and continue on the CDT close to Lower Jean Lake and backtrack to Fremont Crossing, where I take an unofficial trail toward Lost Lake. On the fourth day I continue to Lost Lake and then continue on the unofficial trail back to Seneca Lake Trail and then to Hobbs Lake. The final day I backtrack on Seneca Lake Trail and Pole Creek Trail back to Elkhart. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy the video. Backpacking With Bryan DeLay webpage: https://bryandelay.com

Cherokee NF: Firescald Knob, Baxter Cliff, Blackstack Cliff

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A three night backpacking trip in Cherokee National Forest, North District, starting at Camp Creek Bald, then taking an old logging road down to the Appalachian Trail and then south on the AT to a campsite. On day two the hike goes north on the AT, taking the exposed ridge line section, Firescald Knob, to a campsite just north of Jerry Cabin Shelter. Then on the third day the hike backtracks south on the AT, taking the bad weather section of the trail, and east on Jerry Miller Trail to a campsite at Huckleberry Gap. On the final day the hike backtracks up the Jerry Miller Trail to the AT and then south to a spur trail out to Blackstack Cliff. Finally it’s back to the AT and south a short distance to a spur trail through Jones Meadow and over Camp Creek Bald back to the car. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy the video. Backpacking With Bryan DeLay webpage: https://bryandelay.com

Mt. Rogers High Country: Cabin Ridge, Grayson Highlands, AT

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A five day backpacking trip in the Mt. Rogers High Country, starting at the Elk Garden Trail Head and taking the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail (VHHT) to the Cabin Ridge Trail and camping on Cabin Ridge. Day two continues on the Cabin Ridge Trail to the VHHT to the Appalachian Trail to Big Wilson Creek Trail to the Kabel Trail and camping along Little Wilson Creek. My son comes in about 10:00 on the second night and camps at my intended site, which was occupied by another backpacker. On the morning of day three I hear my son yelling Dad, so I find him and we continue on the Kabel Trail and then bushwack up to the First Peak Trail then down to Scales and take the VHHT and camp along Big Wilson Creek. Day four continues on the VHHT to the AT to Rhododendron Gap and take the Crest Trail. My son left me on Wilburn Ridge to get water and did not find me camping between the Crest Trail and the AT, so he hiked five miles back to car and headed home a day early. On day five I take the AT back to Elk Garden. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy the video. Backpacking With Bryan DeLay webpage: https://bryandelay.com

Big Frog Wilderness Looop

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A three night backpacking trip in Big Frog Wilderness commencing at the Big Creek Trail Head. On day two the trip continues up Big Creek Trail and then taking Big Frog Trail and camping just off Hemp Top Trail near Big Frog Mountain. After a storm on night two, I’m briefly on the Hemp Top Trail and then take Lick Log Trail to Rough Creek Trail and camp along West Fork of Rough Creek. Day four, the final day, takes Rough Creek Trail to Big Frog Trail and then Yellow Stand Lead Trail back to the Big Creek Trail Head. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoyed the video. Backpacking With Bryan DeLay webpage: https://bryandelay.com

South Fork Citico Creek

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A two night solo backpacking trip up South Fork Citico Creek, Trail #105, in Citico Creek Wilderness, located in Cherokee National Forest, South District. Day one started at #105 Trail Head and hiked upstream to a campsite just before the third creek crossing. The first two crossings were avoided by taking a well used bypass trail. On the second day I continued up the creek an camped near the junction with Jeffrey Hell Trail. The final day I backtracked down stream to the #105 Trail Head. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoyed the video. Backpacking With Bryan DeLay webpage: https://bryandelay.com/

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