When I informed Mount Juliet Fire Department that I would miss training the first week of March to go climb in Utah, my captain looked over at me and scoffed, “Broke college kid, yeah right!” We laughed, I continued mopping the floor, and then three weeks later my friend and I high-tailed it to desert country for my final spring break.
In October of 2015, I trekked in Nepal with nine American friends. Vinayak Jay Malla was the guide for our group of ten. Over the course of our 100-mile trek, all of us came to admire, respect, and genuinely like Vinayak. He and I have stayed in touch, and my friendship and admiration have only… Continue reading Interview with Vinayak Jay Malla Nepalese Mountain Guide and Everest Summiteer
Bedrock Sandals I had some amazing adventures this past year, and I knew before the departure date, I would need a new pair of solid water shoes. I’d researched and checked several brands, but nothing quite featured the things I wanted while also having the traction I needed. That’s when I found Bedrock at Cumberland… Continue reading Bedrock Sandals Review
Victoria Cumbow is a Cumberland Transit Ambassador and overall adventurer. She loves spending time outdoors and finds great peace in the wilderness. In September, she backpacked the Grand Canyon from the North Rim to South Rim with a friend. It was her first time visiting Grand Canyon National Park, and below is her account of… Continue reading Seeing the Grand Canyon for the First Time