am just a guy who loves living life to the fullest. Whether it is out hiking the trails of East Tennessee, adventures in the backcountry, or visiting and learning about historical sites, I enjoy it all.

I document my journeys though various forms of social media with pictures, videos, and blogs as a way for me to look back. If you enjoy this kind of thing, I invite you to pour a beer and join me on my adventures.

L. Alex Hauck



The Smokey Mountains

Hike up to Mount Cammerer

After Action Report - Saturday, July 16, 2022

Hitting a section of the Smoky Mountains I have neglected for some time I decided to finally get up to see the fire tower on top of Mount Crammerer. Mount Cammerer is in the Big Creek area on the North Carolina side of the national park. On this hike I did a there and back using the following trails... 

Chestnut Branch...............2.1 miles 
Appalachian Trail..............3.3 miles 
Mt. Cammerer Trail...........0.6 miles 
Total Miles of hike............12.0 miles 

Started on Chestnut Branch around 05:30 still in the dark. I know from on my way back that this is a very pleasant hike along the side of a creek. The elevation gain does start early on this hike and is constant until you get up to the Mount Cammerer Trail head. The last little bit of this trail up to the Appalachian Trial junction has quite the elevation to it, and it was at this point that the first light of the day started to creep over the mountains.  

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Featured Videos

Camping with the Dogs at Frozen Head

Forzen Head State Park, TN
Sunday, July 3 through Tuesday July 5, 2022

Decided to try and and get the dogs away from fireworks this year so we went camping. Took them up to Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee to a beautiful spot. Beside the heat it worked really well. Earl and Frank were completely happy Larry was still...Camping with the Dogs at Frozen Head

Black Mountain Crest Trail

Pisgah National Forest
April 14, 2022 - April 16, 2022

Not going to lie, this one was a total shit show from the very start that makes it even more disappointing as I was so looking forward to this hike for a very long time. I will start off by saying that I did do some research on the trail, but I don’t... Black Mountain Crest Trail 

Hiking Bald River with Frank

Cherokee National Forest
Saturday, May 7, 2022

Took Frank to the Bald River Trial in Cherokee National Forest for a little day hike to stretch or legs. Bald River is one of the trails I like to take Frank on because it is usually maintained well and is not super crowded once you get past the first...Hiking Bald River with Frank

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Featured Blog Posts

Atlanta, GA Saturday, June 25, 2022:
On Saturday June 25, 2022 the beautiful wife and I headed down to Atlanta, GA to see Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls on their 50 States in 50 Days tour. Frank Turn is and has been my favorite music performer for quite some time. His songs have such meaning for me, and his sound is unique. The energy he brings to all his shows spill over to the crowd that creates such an electric atmosphere.

When I am on a road trip, you can expect that a brewery visit or two will be worked in as well. For lunch, we... Continue Reading

Hiking Gregory Bald

Saturday, April 2, 2022:
I have wanted to do this hike for a few years now. I had not yet been to Gregory Bald but had heard it is quite the place to go and see... Continue Reading