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

Paddle, Venture Ready

Mill Creek Snow Canoeing

What do you do when you have an unexpected snow or ice day?  You find adventure wherever possible.  In the South, we are rightly cautious and excited when snow comes our way and we literally don’t know how to act when everything freezes.  Luckily, I learned from some of the best in Utah and can… Continue reading Mill Creek Snow Canoeing

Outdoor Women, Venture Ready

CHICKS LIKE ME: CT TRAIL RUNNING RETREAT REVIEW

Two weekends ago, just after turning 45, I finally had the opportunity to go to “camp.” I was never able to attend camp as a kid, and the Cumberland Transit Trail Running Retreat was my birthday gift to myself. My friend Cheryl Moss and I left Clarksville around 4:00 p.m. for the hour and twenty-minute… Continue reading CHICKS LIKE ME: CT TRAIL RUNNING RETREAT REVIEW

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Venture Ready: How to Layer for Winter Hiking

Stay Venture Ready with these easy tips on how to dress for winter hiking. Since there is not ONE jacket that can cover all of the bases, layering is important to getting outside in the winter and staying out longer. For your venture needs, come see us at the shop!   Happy Trails! Your pals… Continue reading Venture Ready: How to Layer for Winter Hiking

Venture Ready

Interview with Vinayak Jay Malla Nepalese Mountain Guide and Everest Summiteer

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