Climbing, Uncategorized, Venture Ready

Lessons Learned While off the Ground

Wind whips across my cheek making my delicate position seem more precarious. It feels like a maelstrom compared to the enjoyable breeze I experienced on the hike to the base of this sea of granite. I glance over to spot a weakness in the rock. My hip cramps as I hike my left leg up… Continue reading Lessons Learned While off the Ground

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

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