Thank you for stopping by. Toward Simple is devoted to hiking, backpacking, camping, and experiencing wilderness unfiltered. The mission here is "doing more with less, outdoors." (Less baggage, both literally and figuratively.) Here you will find trail reviews, gear reviews, and, occasionally, some miscellaneous musings.


"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; 
making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." - Charles Mingus

Cummins Falls from the river gorge in East Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau