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S.C. National Guard Members Unplug In the Blue Ridge Mountains


Last updated 1/25/2021 at 3:30pm

From left to right are Sgt. Robinson, William Warren, Spc. Warren, Spc. Depositar and Jacob Myers. (Photos by Jacob Myers)

When my friend Daniel Warren first approached me about guiding him and a few friends down the Art Loeb Trail, I..., was admittedly apprehensive. "Come on. It'll be fun! Just a few of us guys hanging out in the mountains disconnected from everything." This is the common line used when folks approach me for backpacking trips.

While it is true that thru-hikes are amazing for unplugging from our everyday lives and enjoying the scenic beauty of the world around us, they are difficult. These guys would be hiking thousands of feet up in the mountains for 10 or more miles with 30 pounds on their...

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