Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thank You Fellow Outdoor Bloggers - May Edition

It's a new month and once again we have been seeing an increase in our blog traffic. One reason is our search engine traffic has picked up quite a bit since we revamped everything back in October and got a new address. Our other main reason is because of our fellow outdoor bloggers, our friends, our brethren. It is through you that we receive the bulk of our traffic, and we thank you all. We hope that we are sending traffic to you as well and would like to send more. So without further ado, here is a special thank you to our compatriots in the outdoor blogger realm, be sure to check them out and get a taste of their outdoor worlds.

Hendrick @ Hiking in Finland - Hendrick tells of his hiking, ultra light backpacking in Finland and provides us with gear reviews and as always a wonderful week in review (a round up of great posts from outdoor bloggers).

Allyson @ High on LeConte - Allyson, along with her husband Chris, is the caretaker of LeConte Lodge on top of Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She shares a small snapshot of everyday life on top of the mountain.

Joe and Rebecca @ Outdoor Blogger Network - This is a directory and social network for outdoor bloggers. They also have a blog to help promote fellow outdoor bloggers that are in the directory and have gear review giveaways. If you have an outdoor blog, check them out, get listed, and join the fun.

Karl @ Live Free and Hike New Hampshire - Karl is a day hiker in, you guessed it, New Hampshire. He shares his tales of hiking in the mountains of New Hampshire, provides gear reviews, how tos and more. Additionally Karl has featured us a guest blogger recently and for that we say thank you. Oh did I mention, he and his wife Jill are about to have a little hiker in their family. We are so excited for them and can't wait for posts about hiking with Lylah, "The Peanut".

Owl Jones of Owl Jones.com. - Owl is a fly fisherman in Georgia. He shares his fishing tales and colorful commentary on a variety of topics and is always a "hoot", get it? Thanks Owl for all you do. He is also a moderator of the forums at the Outdoor Blogger Network

Mamabug @ Mamabug's Nature Photos - Mamabug loves nature, photography, and traveling. She's in Florida and shares her wonderful photography almost daily. She also like to frequent our neck of the woods and we love her for it.

Jeff @ Meanderthals - Jeff is a fellow Appalachia and provides us with trip reports from the Blue Ridge area of North Carolina and the Smokies. Check out his reports, they're very detailed and full of great information.

Greg @ Hiking Fiasco - Greg is good ole mate from Australia who loves to walk with everything in his pack for days at a time. Of course by the name of the blog you might guess that something always goes south on his walkabouts. For a good laugh definitely head over and check out some of his adventures along with his great photography. Did you know a photo of a leaf of his was actually published?

Jim @ Husky Hiker - Brings us trail reports in the Massachusetts area and other outdoor anecdotal commentary. He's also wrote a book, "Best Easy Day Hikes: Berkshires". Check him out and if you are in Massachusetts area pick up a copy of his book so you can enjoy those day hikes as well.

Dave @ Fat Man of the Mountains - What can I say, we laugh heartily while reading thee posts Dave writes. He has a great writing style and always leaves us waiting for more. He covers the Massachusetts area as well as reports of his progress on New Hampshire's 48 4,000 footers.

Jeff @ The Smoky Mountain Hiking Blog - Jeff provides with current news and happenings going on in and around Southern Appalachia, especially the Smokys and the Blue Ridge area, and more. Definitely a must add to the subscribe list.

Tom @ Two Heel Drive - Tom is always on top of things in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. A former Calfornian, Tom has made quite the place for himself in the Southern Appalachians and his blog is always a treat. Definitely full of good stuff.

Monty & Amy @ Cloud Hiking - Monty and Amy cover quite a bit of stuff. Avid hikers from the Nashville Area, they cover mountains, greenways, trails, and more. They even venture into East Tennessee from time to time and always provide great trail reports everywhere they travel.

Steven @ My Life Outdoors - Steven is down in Texas where everything is Big. Even his trips are big. He provides us with the latest news in the park in Texas and reports from his trips that span from Louisiana to Colorado. From hiking, to kayaking, to skiing, Steven does it all. He also has some pretty great give-a-aways from time to time too.

The Appalachia Irishman is from our neck of the woods and loves to hike House Mountain. That's not all though, he gets out to our other area parks too. Drop in check out his blog and tell him Tim and Robin sent you.

Brian Green @ Brian's Backpacking Blog - Brian is another outdoor blogger from the North Carolina area. Brian shares his knowledge, trials, and tribulations with becoming an Ultralight Backpacker. Additionally, he gives plenty of gear reviews, trip reports and more. Oh and he also has some great give-a-ways from time to time as well.

Jason @ Extreme Adventure News - Jason always has the latest going ons around the outdoor/adventure world. Constantly updated with worthy news items for the adrenaline junkies or plain ol' outdoor lovers.

Tammy @ Finger Lakes Trail Mix - Tammy has a passion for the outdoors and photography and displays both proudly with her thorough trail reports from New York's Finger Lakes area.

Craig and Gang @ Outcasts Hike Again - A group of firefighters from the Middle Tennessee area, always out backpacking it when not on duty. Craig and the gang provide with great trip reports from all over the Middle and East Tennessee area and sometimes Kentucky.

And finally,

Jenni @ Your Outdoor Family - From the Chattanooga area Jenni provide wonderful insights and commentary about enjoying the outdoors with her family. She's a pretty busy gal so posts are spaced out quite a bit, but you can guarantee when one comes out, it's always worth the read.

There you have it. All our outdoor companions who've helped make Appalachia & Beyond what it is and helped provide the traffic we receive and for that, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Be sure to check them all out, there's a little something for everyone.

Happy Trails,
Tim and Robin

P.S. If you have us linked on your blog and you don't see your blog linked here send us an email @ appalachiaandbeyond (at) gmail (dot) com. We'll be more than happy to list you on our links. Additionally if you are interested in a link exchange we are more than happy to do that as well so long as your blog is outdoor related.