Postcards from Real Life: Progress

The Camp Granola crew spent the first part of this week in the North Georgia mountains at one of our favorite haunts, the Hike Inn. In spite of our constant adventures and explorations, we hadn’t done a true hike in awhile so I wasn’t sure what I was going to get from them. In younger years, getting through the 5-mile …

The Len Foote Hike Inn: Unplug in North Georgia

If you’re unfamiliar with the Len Foote Hike Inn, it’s time to get familiar! Georgia’s unique lodge getaway in the North Georgia Mountains is located five miles up the Appalachian Trail approach that leads to Springer Mountain, the official starting point of the AT. Are you putting the puzzle together? That’s right, the only access for visitors is by hiking …

Postcards from Real Life: Good Weather

One of the things I believe in…. and I try to get Fred and George to understand in spite of their complaints, is that we can explore in all kinds of weather. Each scenario offers it’s own unique view of a landscape, regardless of whether it’s the forests of the Smokies, the deserts of the Mojave, or anything in between. …