Photo: Mike Smith on the trail in North Georgia in 2017.

Hello. I am a prior U.S. Navy sailor and photojournalist serving on active duty with the National GuardĀ – collectively, for nearly 20 years. This blogĀ features my more memorable and favorite stories and photos from that news pile. All images and stories are by me unless otherwise credited. I hope to backlog more as well as write new stories. Thank you so much.