I’ve been a serious hiker for over 40 years. Soon after completing the Appalachian Trail, I moved to the Southern Appalachians to concentrate on hiking. Now I hike, lead hikes for the Carolina Mountain Club and write about the outdoors. I also lead monthly hikes for Friends of the Smokies.
I’ve hiked all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Smokies 900), the South Beyond 6000, all the mountains higher than 6,000 ft. in the east, as well as numerous hiking challenges in the northeast. I completed the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, walking 1,000 miles through North Carolina.