A Section Hike on the Appalachian Trail

A Section Hike on the Appalachian Trail

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is every thru hiker’s dream, but it takes more willpower, physical stamina, and mental fortitude than I could have ever imagined. I finally went for my first section hike on the Appalachian Trail last weekend, just outside of Damascus. We started beyond Mt. Roger’s and traversed through the Grayson Highlands, covering a distance of about eighteen miles over two days. To give you an idea of perspective, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail is about 2,200 miles long….

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The Adventurer’s Colorado Travel Guide

The Adventurer’s Colorado Travel Guide

In the year of 2016, I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful state of Colorado — twice. Here I present to you the adventurer’s visual Colorado travel guide.  The first time I visited was in summer during prime rock climbing season and the second time in winter, during perfect ski conditions when fresh powder beckoned to enthusiasts from around the globe. These two expeditions allowed us a full tour of the state, encompassing many crags, mountains, towns, and breweries. Although these…

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Where Beauty Meets Earth: A Climber’s Journey to Yosemite

Where Beauty Meets Earth: A Climber’s Journey to Yosemite

This is visual documentation of my first climbing journey to Yosemite Valley, where beauty meets earth. October 3, 2016. The park valley sprawled out before us; a beckoning sea of granite spires tipped in golden pink hues of the fading sunlight. It seemed to stretch to the edges of the earth. There is no place in literature or history more meaningful to the world of rock climbing than Yosemite Valley, California. Tales of grandeur and entire epochs of time echo…

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Red Fox Rock Tales – “A Little About People”

Red Fox Rock Tales – “A Little About People”

Despite the slightly chilly conditions that had finally overtaken North Carolina midway through December, we decided a climbing trip to the Bald was in order. (Well, to be fair, we had initially driven to Looking Glass — when we realized we had only brought one rope between us and the rappel stations there require two to get back down) In spite of our mistake, we were determined to climb on this lovely, frost-licked morning, and drove on from Brevard down…

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3 Ultimate Outdoor Gear Essentials

3 Ultimate Outdoor Gear Essentials

From Car Camping to Alpine Adventures Equally efficient gear for weekends of craggin’ and massive mountaineering endeavors? Don’t mind if I do! With money, space, and adaptability always on the brain, thoughtful gear selection goes a long way. Scope out these products that are equally useful across a broad range of adventures. Here are three ultimate outdoor gear essentials. MSR Windburner With everything you need in one thermos-sized container, the Windburner is an outdoor gear essential. It is the ideal cook…

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Destination: North Carolina “No Place Like Home”

Destination: North Carolina “No Place Like Home”

An Overview of Summer Climbing Destinations North Carolina Labor Day weekend brought the slightest hints of fall; a myriad of changing leaves, gentle breezes, and a meager reprieve from the heat. Summers in North Carolina, like most of the southeast, are brutal months of soaring temperatures, sweltering humidity, and the humming of overworked air conditioning units. Finding rock climbing destinations can be a challenge, but luckily there are a few remote places tucked away up in the Blue Ridge Mountains that…

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Mighty Mount Washington

Mighty Mount Washington

This Car Climbed Mount Washington I’m sure you’ve seen the fashionable, screaming faux-outdoorsy bumper sticker plastered across the back of someone’s proud family minivan or oversized Cruise America RV. It is regarded as a personal American herald: ‘This Car Climbed Mount Washington’. For a $30 entrance fee, the stickers are provided at the gate to one of the east coast’s most prominent icons, Mount Washington State Park, along with an official brochure packet and audio CD for your personal tour guiding pleasure….

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The Alchemist- Beer Hunting in Vermont

The Alchemist- Beer Hunting in Vermont

A Hop-Venture Stowe, Vermont Enter an overlooked realm of outdoor adventure set against the rolling countryside hills of vehement Vermont. Nestled within a fertile valley of the Green Mountains presides a small town with big offerings. Stowe presents world-class hiking, mountain biking, and skiing in a community-style environment far from the reaches of tourist crowds. However, the majority of the visitors that seek out this gem town come with a different purpose- to sip on liquid gold. Enter the Alchemist. …

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Destination: Acadia, Maine

Destination: Acadia, Maine

Acadia, Maine Acadia National Park is an exquisite island gem located off the southernmost coast of Maine composed of quaint harbors, rocky beaches, and a diverse recreation area for outdoor lovers. The most popular activities include camping, hiking, rock climbing, and of course indulging in the state’s most famous cuisine: lobster. Bar Harbor is the primary seaside resort that presides within the natural wonders of the island, providing a more traditional northeastern tourist attraction including dining, breweries, and shops. Acadia boasts…

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Tech Savvy Travel Tips for the Digital Nomad

Tech Savvy Travel Tips for the Digital Nomad

Is Your Office Your Destination? Working from your laptop against the backdrop of a luscious jungle or with your toes in the sand on a pristine beach is appealing, but every career has its obstacles. For digital nomads around the world, the necessity of power outlets, Wifi, and accessible technology are undeniable truths. Whether you’re working from a plane, train, your tent, or your van, content creation and publication continues to pave your monetary path. Here are some tech-savvy travel tips…

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