Wilderness Treks

Below I have described my favorite trek.

I also custom design a trips to suite your own needs and abilities.

Cost is $100 per day with your own gear and $150 per day without your own gear.

Big Creek Backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We begin the trip with an easy five mile hike with spectacular views of crashing falls and pools with fresh mist and the sound of thundering water filling the air. We make camp along the Creek under towering pine and hemlocks where we relax for the evening. The next two days we have our choice of dayhikes depending on the mood and desires of the group. We learn basic backpacking technique and gear selection. The goal is to relax and to develop individual self sufficiency and ease of being outdoors in all different climate conditions.

Topics we will cover in instructional sessions: dressing for the weather sleeping gear how to fit and pack the pack map reading and navigation technique tent/tarp philosophy and technique how to relax and connect with nature group etiquite personal hygiene using no trace philosophy.

I provide my many years of outdoor living and leadership training, combined with my deep love of nature to create a rich and powerful experience. I grew up in this area and I share my knowledge of the natural and cultural history.

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag and pad
  • Tent/tarp
  • First aid supplies
  • Food and cooking utensils
  • Maps and field guides

  • Clothing (base layer, insulation layer, shell)
  • Boots
  • Rain protection
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight

We will be eating delicious health giving food which prepares our bodies for the rugged outdoor life.

To sign up for one of my trips send me a message. Happy Trails!