From the bloggers at Roadtreking.
I wrote the second half of this post a few days earlier, adapted from a talk I gave to our Roadtreking Great Smoky Mountains Photo Safaris group.
We were all doing a lot of hiking and exploring and the tipic of knowing your surroundings, not getting lost and being safe was an important one.
After writing this post, I took seven other Roadtrekers on an overnight hike. Our group was going to walk about 12 miles into the backcountry and meet up with another group of our campers who were doing about five miles on the Appalachian Trail. We were to rendezvous at a shelter deep in the mountains, overnight there and then walk out together as one large group.
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