Category Archives: Backpacking

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Grand Tetons BackCountry Vacation on a Budget

Share In an earlier post we promised to tell you how to do a Grand Teton backpacking vacation on a budget even though Jackson Hole is one of the highest per capita income places in the USA. Here’s how you do … Continue reading

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Grand Teton: Backpacking up to Marion Lake

Share In our earlier post we came up Granite Canyon Trail to the last campsite in  the Upper Granite Camping Zone of this section of Grant Teton National Park.  From this campsite distance to Marion Lake is less than two miles … Continue reading

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Grand Teton Backpacking on the Granite Canyon Trail

Share When my spouse came home from a hike to Len Foote Inn gushing with excitement over the photographs a fellow backpacker had shared about the Grant Teton National Park, it took no encouragement to convince me to revisit one of … Continue reading

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Grand Teton Wildflowers

Share The images of the wildflowers in this post were taken during our backpacking vacation trek in the Grand Teton from Granite Canyon Trailhead to Jenny Lake.   No more words, just images and captions.                 … Continue reading

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Cumberland Island – Why Is that Raccoon after my food?

Share We returned to Cumberland Island for another back country adventure and naturally took a little too much food with us. We could have eaten it all but we didn’t. We took our usual GRUBPACK back country food  sack made of … Continue reading

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Travel, Hike, Camp, Ride and Live in 2013

Share Happy New Year!! 2012 was an odd year at Goneguru. We had a lot of plans on New Year’s Day of 2012 that got pushed forward to 2013 and a lot of things that weren’t planned that happened in … Continue reading

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Ponies, bikes, trails, and the Virginia Creeper

Share Along the Virginia – North Carolina border, near the little town of Damascus, a section of the Appalachian Trail runs out of town over the mountains and through Grayson Highlands State Park.  Damascus itself is noteworthy as a resupply … Continue reading

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Something new in the Smoky Mountain NP for the Through Hikers near the Appalachian Trail

Share Our little group just finished another hike to Mount LeConte near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.  I’ll post all the details later, but I wanted to share a part of the trip with you in a condensed version.  We were at … Continue reading

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Hiking into the land of the Grizzlies: Glacier National Park

Share In the summer of 1967, two young women were killed by separate grizzly bear attacks on the same night in Glacier National Park.  When you hike or backpack the Highline Trail to Granite Park Chalet you will be visiting the site … Continue reading

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Hiking the White Mountains: Hut to Hut

Share Hiking the Southern Presidential Range of the White Mountains along the Appalachian Trail  is a test for an outdoor adventurer of any level.  The mountains are beautiful, but the layer of soil over the granite building blocks of the … Continue reading

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