Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Uncategorized, Venture Ready


By Kern Ducote It is incredible when you stumble around a corner to find the most lovely pool of dark shaded water towards the back of a slot canyon. You cannot help but be overcome with gratitude and happiness. When I stumbled on this particular pool, it had been 50 hours since the last time I… Continue reading FINDING WATER IN THE DESERT

Camping, Hiking, Outdoor Women, Uncategorized, Venture Ready


When my husband and I traveled across the country to spend a few days in Yosemite National Park, we expected seclusion, quiet, and a departure from reality. Unfortunately, we weren’t prepared for how populated and tourist-heavy the park would be in Yosemite Village. After two days and one night seeking solace on busy trails and… Continue reading TWO NIGHTS IN TUOLUMNE MEADOWS, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Climbing, Uncategorized, Venture Ready

Phil’s Finds

After spending the last 6 years working in Utah and taking advantage of the infinite outdoor adventure opportunities, I’ve moved to Nashville to start another chapter in my life. The 1,631 mile drive was not the first time I’ve traveled across the country to search for new life experiences. It was a little nerve racking,… Continue reading Phil’s Finds

Paddle, Venture Ready

Mill Creek Snow Canoeing

What do you do when you have an unexpected snow or ice day?  You find adventure wherever possible.  In the South, we are rightly cautious and excited when snow comes our way and we literally don’t know how to act when everything freezes.  Luckily, I learned from some of the best in Utah and can… Continue reading Mill Creek Snow Canoeing

Uncategorized, Venture Ready


For anyone with an adventurer’s heart, or even a bad case of wanderlust, the ceaseless hum of an urban environment can sometimes become too much to handle. After my old ’89 Ford Bronco II, lovingly named Becky, decided she needed a new fuel pump in early June, I was forced to stay close to home.… Continue reading OCOEE RIVER BOUND!