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Before the Destination Comes the Journey

Welcome to Mtns Are Calling! I’m Tina Hayes lover of camping, hiking and the great outdoors.  My husband, Chris and I would love to share our journey with you.

I am a 50’ish (ok closer to 60 than I want to admit) mother, grandmother (Grams), interior designer “want-a-be” who is totally obsessed with camping and hiking.  Chris and I live in a suburb of Atlanta which is very close to the North Georgia Mountains.  Here you will find the Southern Terminus of the AT, foothills to the Appalachian Mountains, and a host of other great hiking trials.  Not to mention, we are a few hours from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Even though all this is in our backyard, we do not limit our travel to the east coast, we go EVERYWHERE!

Chris and I are so excited about our adventures and want YOU to hike along too.  We will show you what we do and how we do it. It’s as easy as one foot in front of the other.

We dream of one day visiting all the national parks, but along the way (or until we retire) we will sample some of the best trails and the most amazing vistas we can find.  Let’s get this journey started because if you listen closely “Mtns Are Calling” you too!