Trail Running, Venture Ready

Ambassador Kyle Jacobson No Business 100 Race Report

100 miles Three weeks ago I ran 100 miles for the first time.  It has taken me a long time to process the entire experience. The inaugural No Business 100 was held on October 14th.  The course is a single loop  that starts from the Blue Heron Mining Community near Stearns, Kentucky and traverses the… Continue reading Ambassador Kyle Jacobson No Business 100 Race Report

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”

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