Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Uncategorized, Venture Ready

Bedrock Sandals Review

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

Backpacking, Hiking, Uncategorized, Venture Ready

“Planning is Everything, the Plan is Nothing”

The following was written by CT Ambassador Sean Fisher, an outdoors photographer and avid camper. You can follow him on instagram @mr.bootstraps.   When I was around 26, I found myself taking a road-trip about every two weeks.  These would be most often solo-trips to some outdoor area here in the Cumberland Gap or Great Smoky Mountain… Continue reading “Planning is Everything, the Plan is Nothing”

Backpacking, Camping, Climbing, Hiking, Outdoor Women, Paddle, Uncategorized, Venture Ready


 Cumberland Transit has been a Nashville staple since 1971. If you ask a native Nashvillian where to go to find quality outdoor gear and knowledgeable staff, they will inevitably tell you to head to Cumberland Transit on West End.  They either know, Allen “The Godfather”, Becky, Lori, or “Bungalow Bill” in footwear.  CT is a… Continue reading THE CUMBERLAND TRANSIT EXPERIENCE

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