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I 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.

As Always, Stay Safe and Hike On!
L. Alex Hauck

CURRENT FEATURED ADVENTURES

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Abrams Falls & Rabbit Creek Loop

After Action Report - March 28 - 30, 2024

- Day One: Thursday March 28, 2024 -  

I got off work at 16:00 and went directly to the trailhead. It was a nice little hike in, and I was a little concerned because I felt like crud most of the day plus my back was hurting again. Once I was in the park most everything just washed away and during most of the short hike, I felt good. My back was still somewhat of a problem, and I hoped it would not hinder me too much on the rest of the trip. 

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My Route:

Day One
(1) ..... Cooper Road Trail ....................... 0.9 Miles
(2) ..... Little Bottoms to CS17 ............... 1.6 Miles
Day Two
(3) ..... from CS17 Little Bottoms ........... 0.7 Miles
(4) ..... Hatcher Mountain Trail ............... 1.9 Miles
(5) ..... Abrams Falls Trail ....................... 4.2 Miles
(6) ..... Rabbit Creek Trail to CS15 ......... 4.4 Miles
Day Three
(7) ..... from CS15 Rabbit Creek Trail ..... 3.4 Miles

Video - Abrams Falls & Rabbit Creek Loop

Abrams Falls & Rabbit Creek Loop Pictures

Great Smoky mountain National Park

Laurel Falls via Little Greenbrier

Blog: February 17, 2024

Like Laurel Falls, but do not like crowds? Well then this just might be the hike for you if you do not mind putting in some mileage. There are a few ways you can do this hike but on this one I started at the Little Greenbrier Trail in Wares Valley and hiked 4.3 miles to where it intersects the Laurel Falls Trail. From there hiked another 2.2 miles to Laurel Falls and then took the same route back.

You could also take Little Brier Gap to Little Greenbrier to Laurel Falls. If you do not want to hike there and back and if you are hiking with someone else, you could always leave a car at the end of one of the trails and then drive to where you want to start. I did it this way several years ago and started with the Laurel Falls Trail.  

My Route:

(1)  Little Greenbrier Trail  ...  4.3 Miles
(2)  Laurel Falls Trail  ...........  2.3 Miles
(3)  Laurel Falls Trail  ...........  2.3 Miles
(4)  Little Greenbrier Trail  ...  4.3 Miles

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YouTube Video:

Laurel Fall via Little Greenbier Pictures

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Featured Videos

Hiking Stiffknee to Slickrock

Cherokee National Forest / Nantahala National Forest
November 27 - 28, 2023

I took Monday and Tuesday off from work and headed out to the woods for a cold overnight. My adventure started off in Cherokee National Forest in the Citico Wilderness Area and ended up in Nantahala National Forest in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness Area.

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Old Mac Loop

Frozen Head State Park
Sunday, March 24, 2024

This is one of my favorite short hikes when I want to get out but do not have all day to spend in the woods. Just under seven miles, this is a great hike to stretch your legs on. Also, I just got my Garmin Mini 2 and wanted to give it a test run before my big two-night trip to the Smoky Mountains. 

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Overnight on Crowder Branch

Cherokee National Forest
September 29-30, 2023

This was an outstanding night of solitude out in the forest and a fun hike. Click here for my past blog where I give a description of the actual hike. The hike itself was easier as I did not have Frank to contend with on the uneven Crowder Branch Trail, but I did unlock a new hiking fear. Acorns, you hit a pile of those hidden underneath some leaves...

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Featured Blog Posts

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: March 28 - 30, 2024

I got off work at 16:00 and went directly to the trailhead. It was a nice little hike in, and I was a little concerned because I felt like crud most of the day plus my back was hurting again. Once I was in the park most everything just washed away and during most of the short hike, I felt good. My back was still somewhat of a problem, and I hoped it would not hinder me too much on the rest of the trip... Continue Reading 

Old Mac Loop

Sunday March 24, 2024: 
This is one of my favorite short hikes when I want to get out but do not have all day to spend in the woods. Just under seven miles... Continue Reading

Crowder Branch Overnight

Sunday, November 30, 2023: 
This was an outstanding night of solitude out in the forest and a fun hike. The hike itself was easier as I did not have Frank... Continue Reading

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