Hello September! We've missed you.
August has been a hot month here in East Tennessee and as a result, it has limited us on what we do outside. Additionally, we've been busy with the whole converting a bathroom into a nursery business and the house buying stuff including all the house work to prepare for the appraisers. All the hard stuff with the nursery is done and there are just the small minor decorative details being worked on. Once that is complete we will do a full reveal of the nursery for our expected new hiker. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks, after all the house work stuff is complete, we will be able to get out for some hiking and festival attending. It is September and this is a great time of the year for outdoor pursuits. Until that time, we would like to send out many thank yous to our blogger friends like we do every month for without you and as always our readers, our blog wouldn't be the blog it is today.
So without further ado, we would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts the following:
Joe and Rebecca at the Outdoor Blogger Network - A great resource for all of us Outdoor Bloggers.
Karl and Family at Live Free and Hike New Hampshire - A close blogger friend of ours who shares with us his and his growing family's adventures in New Hampshire.
Hendrik of Hiking in Finland - Have you checked out his ULAZ project yet? You should.
Allyson at High On LeConte - Bringing us daily glimpses into the life of the LeConte Lodge.
Tom Mangan of Two Heel Drive - Bringing wonderful editorial for the outdoor lover and trip reports in and around the North Carolina Triad.
Jeff at The Smoky Mountain Hiking Blog - Keeping us up to date with all things Smoky Mountains.
Jeff Clark at Meanderthals Blog - Always giving us great trail reports from the North Carolina portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains and then some.
Owl Jones - Fly Fisher Extraordinaire and all out wild and crazy guy.
Mamabug's Nature Photography - Always some great shots from Florida and beyond.
Greg at Hiking Fiasco - Never afraid to share his misadventures and the magazines he brings on walkabout.
Dave from Fat Man of the Mountains - Sharing stories and trips from past and present. Always a great read.
Tim Miner, Creator of Trail Sherpa - The Social Network for us hiking, backpacking, camping, etc folks. Look for great things to come from Trail Sherpa in the immediate future and become a part of the community today.
Mark at Backpacking North - Another reverend of the Ultralight movement and member of the Nordic Light Packing group.
Mr. Brian Green of Brian's Backpacking Blog - always with something new up his sleeve from MYOG to Ultralight backpacking and more.
Bill and his Diary of a Day Hiker - Sharing his hiking stories from Chicago and surrounding areas.
Monty and Amy of both Metro to Mountain and Cloud Hiking - Covering the hiking scene from Middle Tennessee and more.
My Leaky Waders - Another fisherman and winner of our Knives giveaway.
Beth and Tim from the blog Our Appalachia - Sharing their discoveries and stories of living in Appalachia.
Jim of Husky Hiker - Author of "Best Easy Day Hikes: Berkshires" and avid outdoor blogger.
Clarke from Scout Master CG - Bringing us news and excellent editorial as a Scout Master.
Philip from Section Hiker - another minister of the Ultra Light movement and avid explorer.
Kim from Snug Harbor Bay - Sharing her geocaching exploits and family activity in the outdoors.
Craig and crew from The Outcasts Hike Again - Always on the move sharing their backpacking stories from the Middle Tennessee area and more.
Tom and Atticus from The Adventures of Tom and Atticus - Author of the soon to be released "Following Atticus" (September 20th). Lots of adventure with these two unlikely outdoor explorers.
Eric from Touch The Top - A Blind Guy who rocked Expedition Impossible with Team No Limits.
Anna from Living Life in Rural Tennessee - Sharing her and her family's experience as they build a new homestead from the ground up in Tennessee.
Branden and Sarah from Daily Hiker - always keeping us updated in outdoor issues and news around the country, gear reviews, and gear giveaways.
Steven of My Life Outdoors - He just returned from a trip to Glacier National Park and is sharing is experience in multiple posts. He also shares his adventures from Texas, Louisiana, Colorado and more.
Overly Ambitious Me - Join the 1000 mile challenge if you haven't already. Sonja and her hubby have been cracking at it since July. They bring their stories of exploring in New Mexico and currently in South America.
Ross at Pure Outside - Ross is the father of the Outdoor Blog Carnival that was recently hosted here. He also brings us stories of adventure in Vancouver and other items that inspire us to get outside.
The Adventures of Jobiwan - Our friend Joe covers the Vermont scene in hiking and is an avid volunteer on the trails. We're sending many prayers up his way in hopes that all is well and the recovery effort post Hurricane Irene.
Who With the Autumn Night - Another outdoor blogger in the North Carolina area and new to us.
Your Outdoor Family - An outdoor blogger sharing her experiences with her family in the outdoors in Chattanooga and beyond.
Trail Guy from My Traverse - Providing trail reports from the great state of Washington and beyond.
Finally Pablo and Nea from Family Wilds - These parents are sharing their new experiences in the outdoors with their daughter as they raise a little hiker in the Nashville area.
Again thank you all for all you do, and as always...
Tim and Robin