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  1. For anyone else researching this topic, here's a...

    For anyone else researching this topic, here's a pretty good breakdown that I found.

    https://www.switchbacktravel.com/best-altimeter-abc-watches
  2. $750-$1000 ...ouch. Out of my price range for...

    $750-$1000 ...ouch. Out of my price range for watches.
  3. Yep, It's a Galaxy S5, so several years old. I...

    Yep, It's a Galaxy S5, so several years old. I should probably upgrade soon.
  4. Thanks for the suggestions. I may give the Casio...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I may give the Casio a try before I spend bigger on a smart watch.
    I've used my phone in the past but the issue is battery life with it as well. I usually just turn the...
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    I'll definitely be back up on Leconte at some...

    I'll definitely be back up on Leconte at some point. Thinking about a winter solo trip or maybe a spring trip with my son. He'll be 12 by then and would enjoy it.
  6. MovesCount, I'll look into that. DC Rainmaker...

    MovesCount, I'll look into that.

    DC Rainmaker - I'm somewhat familiar with from the Tri community.

    Thanks TJ.
  7. Yes, I'm familiar with Garmin quality. I have...

    Yes, I'm familiar with Garmin quality. I have (read) that the Sunnto's are solid too.

    The Garmin Instinct looks interesting as well. I'll have to research that one a little more.
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    I didn't see any birds, but I know what you mean...

    I didn't see any birds, but I know what you mean about walking down. It took me 9 minutes to get from the top back down to the AT. And that was with the use of hiking poles. Of course going up was a...
  9. Watch Recommendations - Looking at Suunto Traverse

    I've decided I need to upgrade to a more functional hiking/mountaineering type watch.
    I'd like GPS, Altimeter, Compass, and barometer.
    My early research has led me to the Suunto Traverse. ...
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    I just got back from my trip to GSMNP. I'm happy...

    I just got back from my trip to GSMNP.
    I'm happy to say that all objectives were met.

    Day 1 I went up Alum Cave Bluff Trail and made the LeConte Summit as well as Myrtle Point and Cliff Tops. The...
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    It can be a thing anywhere. Sometimes life gets...

    It can be a thing anywhere.
    Sometimes life gets in the way.
    Stuff happens. But if you are caught, you will be escorted out, so I've heard.
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    I'm no professional photographer so I don't feel...

    I'm no professional photographer so I don't feel I would be qualified to be giving much advice on the subject of camera choice. One website I found that helped me find my latest camera however was...
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    A "Leon, The Professional" reference. Love it. ...

    A "Leon, The Professional" reference. Love it.

    Also, you mentioned that it may be time for a new camera, what are you currently using?
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    Thanks for the info and the google map image. ...

    Thanks for the info and the google map image.
    So if I come to the intersection of Dry Sluice Gap Trl, then I've gone too far, backtrack and look for the trail uphill to the Real CB.
    Thanks again,...
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    Thanks TN! Charlie's is on my agenda for my...

    Thanks TN!

    Charlie's is on my agenda for my hike next month. I'll try to find the real one.

    ( Side note: Whiteblaze needs a "like" or "Thank You" Button! )
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    Since this thread has bean brought back up, and I...

    Since this thread has bean brought back up, and I know HooKoo is still around....I have to ask what is the REAL Charlie's Bunion? I didn't realize there were two.
  17. Clif Bars?

    Clif Bars?
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    Absolutely. These past 2 days in Georgia (as I'm...

    Absolutely. These past 2 days in Georgia (as I'm sure you know) have been brutal. And Summer is just getting started.
    I'd spend the whole summer up on a mountain somewhere if my job and spouse would...
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    Great shot, TJ. Beautiful!

    Great shot, TJ.
    Beautiful!
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    Nice. Thank you!

    Nice. Thank you!
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    Thanks everyone!

    Thanks everyone!
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    Mt. LeConte - Myrtle Point

    I'm planning on hiking Mt. Leconte in August via Alum Cave Bluff Trail. While doing a little research i noticed that just past the summit heading SE there is another peak known as Mt. LeConte Myrtle...
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    What is the permit process based on? Is it just...

    What is the permit process based on? Is it just luck of the draw lottery or is there a selection process based on something tangible?
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    Great Report. I'm hoping to climb Humphreys next...

    Great Report.
    I'm hoping to climb Humphreys next summer!
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    Just picked up a Mountain Hardware Bozeman Torch...

    Just picked up a Mountain Hardware Bozeman Torch 0 degree synthetic bag for half price if anyone is interested.
    $75, regular $150. I think the Flame 20 degree bag is available for the same....
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