Exploring Mountain Trails – Hiking Adventure

Exploring Mountain Trails – Hiking Adventure

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It is the First Day of Summer (when filmed) and Susie and I are out exploring a portion of the Tanawha Trail! In this episode we discuss how everyone has limitations and that we have to work with them!

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  1. Henrik Stenlund on January 15, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Thanks Luke and Sue. I always say hi to hikers I meet. Unfortunately, not all people do the same and I have to take it as such.

  2. Kari Gluth on January 15, 2020 at 11:53 am

    I actually prefer a starry night sky!!

  3. Gene Shimandle on January 15, 2020 at 11:53 am

    I want to thank the both of you for sharing your genuine love for the outdoors, the obvious heartfelt adoration you display in your content is in your word "AWESOME". THANKS

  4. Paul Milsaps on January 15, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Hi Luke, Hi Susie! Love the video, but if you ask me the video quality was below par. “Meet in the middle” by Diamond Rio is actually a country song. I’m always the first to say hi or how are you to a fellow hiker.

  5. Captain Harlock on January 15, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Great video, enjoyed it as always. Like your other camera better. No video of you with the backpack hmmmm?

  6. Mike Davis on January 15, 2020 at 11:58 am

    You guys are awesome so glad Susan joined your videos. Enjoy your vlogs so much carry on

  7. Ryan Harmening on January 15, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Not gonna lie I might get a little giddy to if I saw y’all out and about. I’d def say what’s up but then let ya be on ur way.

  8. Ut På Tur - Out Hiking on January 15, 2020 at 11:59 am

    I tend to talk to people when I’m on the trail, but not in densely populated areas. How much? If I see people regularly it’s just a hi, or trying to come up with something interesting to say to a stranger. My wife, not being all that used to hiking, tend to not say hi, and I explain to her I think of it like fishing. You won’t always get a response, sometimes even rarely, but you’ll get nothing if you won’t try. If I rarely meet people, I give the whole talk of where I come from and where I’m going and see it as part of a security blanket. Something may go wrong, after all, and people who’ve seen us and know where we’re going can help a lot in that case.
    But it’s all a question of "population density". When you meet too many people, you just won’t bother, but when they’re fewer you’ll start appreciating those that you have.
    When it comes to video quality, the colour balance is of course rather off but I think you noticed. Such things happen with a camera you’re not used to. The focus is good, but I’ve seen that improve rather a lot over the years so I guess a recent make can help more or less regardless of the brand.

  9. Paul Hurtado on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    10:00 – I always initiate greetings and salutations on the trail. Being friendly is the right thing to do IMO. If you’re out in public people should expect to **gasp** interact with strangers sometimes! I know, how ghastly! lol…

  10. trekOCLVone on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    The camera loaned to you is doing great at keeping you and Susie in focus while your on the move. It is working for you really well. What is it ? I’m just learning to use a new camera and it replaced a whole DLSR system that was heavy, big and required several lenses. My new is in the genre of "Bridge Camera" which is between a DSLR and the smaller pocket point and shoot. Good luck with your quest for the perfect camera.

  11. Michael Kelly on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    I always give a greeting — but will usually out-walk anyone who does not stop talking as I greet them while moving and never really stop………..

  12. Mike Davis on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    “Just watching the wheels go round and round, I really love to watch them roll “

  13. jozzaable on January 15, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    OZtrail Ultimate All Weather Queen Stretcher any chance for a review ?

  14. jay mullen on January 15, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    good camra

  15. John Wick on January 15, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Amazing couple

  16. alfa1980ed1480 on January 15, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks for your Great Videos, they are awesome. But can you make Another Ghost Hunt Adventure please. Just watched your video "Mountain Flash Flood – Solo Overnight Adventure – Halloween Special" It was great and I will be pleased if you can do Another one. Greetings from Germany

  17. ScrabblerVid on January 15, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Of course liked the video, but not so sure this camera was up to par. Prefer previous.

  18. Yorkshireboy on January 15, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Here in the UK, mostly everyone greets each other on a hike, I always say Hi first, yes you get some grumps.. but on the whole, most people will respond positively.
    With regards to your camera equipment… Your original camera is absolutely perfect in my eyes. Yes, sometimes the focus goes a bit but it really does look ultra HD and fab colour reproduction. The one you’re using on this trek looks like a mobile phone camera (not smooth on panning left / right)
    Love watching your adventures!

  19. Paul Hurtado on January 15, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Video quality is quite good… had to go back and manually set it on 4K so I could check (default was putting it on 720p for some reason) but it looks great!

  20. David Goodridge on January 15, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    This was a really enjoyable video. I liked the liveliness between the two of you as you guys were out having fun. But gosh Luke, how much weight were you making Suzy carry? LoL

  21. elizabeth green on January 15, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Loved that. You are a great couple, and I wish you the best possible good luck and health as long as you live. All the best from here in the UK (where people also mostly say hi in passing on walks in a village or in the country).

  22. Casey Greenwell on January 15, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    @TheOutdoorGearReview Luke, to be honest I dont think the video footage is as clear as your camera but it seemed to focus in on the branch pretty well. But, thats not what you need. I know you dont like how your video camera focuses but to be honest I love yours. It seems to record great quality content. I have absolutely no complaints with your content or video quality. I really enjoyed getting to see the absolute beauty that your Mountain range has to offer. I hope one I will have the opportunity to get to see the Blue Ridge Mountains for myself. I am looking forward to an overnighter. Cant wait. Be safe, have fun.

  23. malvern biker on January 15, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Good vid you two but at what point did you wear the backpack Luke? Because we didn’t see it 🤣

  24. Stephen Hill on January 15, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    I grew up in the Carolina’s, but after living out west for years I always forget how many trees there are back home.

  25. Michael Kelly on January 15, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Beautiful country and the camera seems to be great…..

  26. fangfour on January 15, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    NOTHING IS GOING TO STOP ME!!!! NOTHING!!! Oh, pizza delivery is here.

  27. spikester40 on January 15, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Love it when you guys go out together!! Reminds me of all the fun times my hubby and I had before I lost him!!!

  28. Nicholas Ramsey on January 15, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve been recovering from accident and a surgery haven’t been able to kayak or hike for a month. So thank you for bringing me along it makes me feel better to just see the outdoors! Hopefully in about 3 weeks me and my dog can hit some trails again.

  29. MrLangDog on January 15, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Good quality on the camera but I noticed, even before you said anything, that the white balance needed adjusting in several spots early on. As I watch this on 7/23 I see a big line of showers over your area…bet you are going outside!!!

  30. TheOutdoorGearReview on January 15, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you for joining us for this day hike adventure everyone! Coming up VERY soon, an Overnight Adventure which demonstrates the beauty and the brutality of nature. Get ready, it’s a heck of a ride!

    Also, I didn’t care for the footage with the camera that I was testing out for this trip. Thank you all for sharing your thoughts.

    Have a great weekend everyone!
    – Luke

  31. EtamoRaggy on January 15, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    As the politeness goes, in Poland when you are going down the trail, you say hello, as you are welcoming new hikers going up entering the trail.

    P.S. As for the camera, the focus is ok, but the colours look more blury, like if You used som kind of filter while editing. The camera has some problems with the exposure it looks like it has troubles when they are wery bright spots on scean, and maybe it’s my impresion but the white balance is going crazy. As a whole it’s good but i think old cam was better 😉

    P.S. 2 Luke, maybe some night hike/ overnight adventure with some photos of the night sky and Milky Way? Keep up the great work 🙂

  32. Jack Burton on January 15, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    born and bred from that area you are at and the countless times I have been chased off that mtn by black bears I cant count on both hands that trail at the top you notice the rock works as a cliff before it levels off that’s where they like to sit /stand and wait for people to come by

  33. Coz Peters on January 15, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    The camera seems great! But will it handle winter conditions?

  34. gnrmarius on January 15, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    The video quality is great. I’m glad it is not 60fps anymore.

  35. bmarshmallow on January 15, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    That couple from Atlanta was my fiance and myself. Meeting you two was awesome! I’ll never forget that moment. The mountain that looked like half dome was table rock. We ended up doing several hikes on the blue Ridge parkway including table rock and hawks bill. Until next time you two take care!

  36. trekOCLVone on January 15, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    The vertical sights are wonderful and so different from the flat land here. It just adds something to the hiking experience for you two.

  37. Bob McElroy on January 15, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Video quality is good! No shake and always focused. Good to see Susie in the video and narrating parts. You are blessed!

  38. Kari Gluth on January 15, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Not liking the video quality as much as previous ones~seems a bit darker contrast maybe

  39. John on January 15, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    I really enjoy your channel ,very informative and I love hiking and camping. I recently took a long ride from Connecticut to Murphy NC to visit my wifes brother/his wife and 7 children. Beautiful part of USA that I have never seen in my 55 years. This video quality goes from high to low. Really enjoyed Luke’s surprise . I knew that would happen ,you guys are too funny !!!

  40. Rose Ciulla on January 15, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Agree with people, thought it was just my computer, or the sun as you were filming, but the colors are dull as if the contrast was turned down. I am going to guess there is a setting in the camera that may remedy that though? Anyway….Lots of Tubers are having major issues with the auto focus feature as you probably know or not if you don’t watch others much. And not just outdoor channels. But yes, the auto focus was much better it seems on your friend’s camera.

    A little note to Susie, I too have the same back issue. Overall it had not stopped me but a few times in my younger life from doing what I wanted to-for the most part–up until like 40 to 45. That is when I got a bit lazy, more so too busy with work. Weight is the killer, and as we grow older it takes allot more effort and total discipline to stay in shape, and to keep slim. And then there is surely a snowball effect. One thing that got me from the get go was a chiropractor, not saying all are bad, but I am three for three that killed me. When I looked into it as the internet was full bore then, I was not alone…
    Yoga and massage worked and some wholistic practitioners with a mixture of both totally worked a heck of allot better. My issues were my discs began bulging, then one herniated. You do not want to risk that what-so-ever. Strength core training everyday as part of life seems to be the remedy for most, if I had only knew forty years ago. I like so many prided myself that I never took meds from the doc. ie; any kind of "pain killers", as I proudly took my IBU’s almost daily, especially again, after 40, and surprise! that leads to fatty liver, and there is not enough room here to explain that snowball effect. Dr. Berg and others have some great vids to explain why, and also what you can do in supplements, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Watching what you eat is great, eating clean food is great, but even there we are not getting the nutrients above to make that much of a difference unless you grow your own stuff, sadly. Other key things are to know your herbs and medicinal mushrooms. Lions Mane, Turkey Tail, Cordyceps, Reishi, and many more. These work on your Vagas nerve system, and keep life force energy in all of it’s forms flowing to all parts and places that may become "blocked" by the curvature or defect in the spine that houses the central nervous system obviously. You mentioned lungs, that is for sure, gut is another huge issue and bowel. Vertigo is another problem or poor balance that often leads to vertigo. This could be why you had such a hard time in CO. You put too much pressure on the spine as your body was working overtime to climb that mountain. That started happening to me in CA and NC. So, now, I have to go ultra lite at all times.

  41. Slikx666 on January 15, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    I can’t fault the camera, the one question is what is it like in the dark?

  42. Jaz Mar on January 15, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Holy crap is that the trail under the freeways

  43. nightwolfhunter on January 15, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    i always say hi ,then have a gooden !

  44. Charles Smith on January 15, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Colors and picture quality are not quite as good as you usually deliver. Liked the Vid though.

  45. Turtletom on January 15, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Luke, you sure have the young wolf puppy in ya playful in the woods. You go man

  46. Drifus on January 15, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    I first thought this was going to be Suzy only video 🙁 Camera seems no better when you mentioned it is when I noticed it was grainy. Luke you were NOT seen carrying the backpack in the video.. Just saying.

  47. beeveedee on January 15, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    This video seems to have a much cooler color cast to it. Thanks for sharing the hike. I’ve been on that trail under the viaduct once years ago. Need to go back and do it again.

  48. Edwin Algarin on January 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Beautiful place awesome video ty

  49. William Mudge on January 15, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    good camera.

  50. Marc G on January 15, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I Need a Suzie-like trail partner 👍

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