By: Dwayne Parton

Some Big Changes and Another Adventure

Last year about this time I was getting ready to leave for the Appalachian Trail. It’s actually a little hard to believe that it is only a memory now. But this year has been just as amazing so far. I’ve traveled all over the country with the beautiful Eliza Hardin. She’s going to be famous one day so you’ll probably want to check out her blog where you will learn some new words through her word of the day wonderments and see some of beautiful places as she continues to travel. She’s an author actively writing and in the process of finishing up here first book. We traveled the country saving money where we could by working for our stay through HelpX. You can read more about that here:

This years endeavor is Bryson City Outdoors. BCO was started in 2013 as focusing on SUP rentals but now it’s vision is growing and I’m super excited about it! I will be sharing all my hiking, kayaking, and travel adventures there. If you enjoy reading about my adventures I hope that you will continue to follow me on the BCO Blog.

Bryson City Outdoors is Bryson City’s adventure guide. We carry hiking, camping, and stand up paddleboarding gear. If you’re in Bryson City come by and say hello. One of our goals is to be an inspiration for adventure and life outside.

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Just recently I got to visit Spirit Falls in Washington State. What an amazing spot. It has rekindled the desire to paddle and seek out those hidden gems. You can read more here:


And even better than that I got to return to the trail as a trail angel bearing trail magic. There are few things so rewarding:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my adventures. I plan to continue writing here but will be focusing more on personal writings, songs, and faith. I’d love for you to keep following me, but wanted to give you a heads up. Don’t miss out on the adventure at Bryson City Outdoors! We are gradually adding other adventuresome authors and are excited about where it’s heading. It’s going to be good. Thanks so much!