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Andrew Burns

Backpacking


My name is Andrew Burns. I was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. My love for the outdoors started at a very young age. I enjoy backcountry camping trips with friends, fly fishing and photographing and documenting this beautiful area that I call home. I also volunteer some of my time to help clean up the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding National Forests in North Carolina.

What's your favorite Mountain House meal?

Chili Mac

What's your favorite place to hunt/hike/fish/camp/be?

My favorite place to camp is definitely in the Great Smoky Mountains National park. There are many places around Appalachia that I love to be in such as Pisgah National Forest, Linville Gorge, and Nantahala Gorge. 

Top three pieces of gear that you never leave home without?

Sony camera, Jet Boil stove and Black Diamond Headlamp

What's one bucket list item you plan on checking off this year?

A bucket list trip for me this year is heading out to Iceland for a few weeks in the latter part of the year!


Overland vehicle parked as a camp setup in the Alabama Hills on a cool morning Aerial shot of the last bit of light as it fades over the southern Utah desert Snow capped mountain peak at sunrise Sunray shining through dark clouds over green thick forest covered mountain range