Graham Averill

Male camper and dog cook dinner at camp at sunset along the Art Loeb Trail in the Pisgah National Forest, NC.

8 Perfect Weekend Trails

Thru-hiking for months on end is out of reach for most of us. But a weekend backpacking trip? Most of us can carve that time into our schedules. Luckily, the Southern Appalachians are chock full of sub-100 mile trails that offer a thru-hiking experience in just a few days.

Straight Up Softcore

I took the opportunity to discover a new beer, Washout Wheat, from Holy City, which is ironically named for the surf break I decided not to tackle that day. Fittingly, Washout Wheat is not a hard core beer.