Meanderthals Marks 5 Years Serving Hikers

Today is the 5 year anniversary of the launch of Meanderthals: A Hiking Blog. Started as an online means of enhancing information available about hiking in the Carolinas, Meanderthals has expanded over the years to include news about hiking, conservation and the environment, as well as reviews of goods and services that are of interest to the outdoors community.

There are now more than 200 trail reports from places near and far like Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, North and South Carolina State Parks and Forests, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the giant peaks of the Colorado Rockies, and the redrock canyons of Utah and Arizona.

The reviews section includes two dozen gear reviews, five film reviews, and 10 book reviews. The gallery section enables the ability to search for your next hike by visual appeal, or to explore photo essays that give you a look behind my camera lens.

It all started on March 24, 2011 with a trail report about Table Rock State Park in South Carolina. What comes next is as much up to you as it is to me. I always welcome your comments on every post and photo, and I encourage you to make suggestions for improvement by contacting me via email. Help me find that next great trail, or publicize the selfless work being done by wilderness volunteers. We’re all a part of making outdoor recreation better and better.

Thank you for your continued support.


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  1. Tom Layton

    Congratulations, Jeff. I always look forward to your reports from the Blue Ridge and Smokies. –Tom Layton

  2. Bill Guiffre

    Thank you so much for all that you do. I have gained a lot of valuable information from you. You all rock!
    Bill G.

  3. Suzette Mistretta

    Thank you Jeff, for all the invaluable info. You are my go to guy for trail info. God bless you.

  4. Congratulations that is awesome! Keep up the great work!

  5. Zachary Robbins

    Thanks a bunch Jeff

  6. Thanks everyone for taking the time to share your kind thoughts. I was out today exploring wildflowers in the Smokies, so I’ll have more to share with y’all.

  7. Tim Truemper

    I tell you Jeff, this is one great site and I look forward to every post. The info on each hike report is indispensable and my “go-to” if I go to another location. Case in point, the Shortoff Mountain Trail in the Linville Gorge. You should sell T shirts with the Meanderthal logo. Thanks again and best to you.

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