Category Archives: Great Smoky Moutains National Park

From Rescuer To Rescued (PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) in First Responders)

The subject of PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) in the emergency service field is something I’ve felt like I’ve needed to write about for a while now, but never knew what exactly to say. And to be honest, I’ve actually been … Continue reading

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GSMNP (New Weather / Road Closure Protocols)

First and foremost I want to thank all of our Great Smoky Mountains National Park employees and volunteers for all of their hard work to keep all of our facilities, trails and roads open. As someone who absolutely loves our … Continue reading

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Fastest GSMNP 900-Miler (Winter 2017)

  I never in my life imagined I would ever attempt something so bold and so challenging that I’d be pushing #mybeardedself to the edge, both physically and mentally. And to attempt to do this record breaking feat during the … Continue reading

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