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”

Hiking, Trail Running, Uncategorized

Trip Report: Running the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

As soon as I heard that running the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim was a thing, I knew I had to do it.  It's been on my list of goals for a while now and this year I finally made it happen. Disclaimer: Running the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim is tough!… Continue reading Trip Report: Running the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

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

THE CUMBERLAND TRANSIT EXPERIENCE

 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

FINDING WATER IN THE DESERT

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

TWO NIGHTS IN TUOLUMNE MEADOWS, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

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