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RRT Holiday Wish List

December 5, 2017 / Bryan Wolf / Uncategorized

‘Tis the season for holiday celebrations and gift giving. That second part can always be hard, especially with those holidays approaching rapidly. Here at Roads Rivers and Trails, we want to make it a little bit easier for you. What do you get someone that has everything? We decided to discuss this with our staff to spark ideas for you and yours! This is what we came up with:

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Readers Review: On Trails

November 29, 2017 / Louie Knolle / Book/Movie Reviews

If you’re interested in some natural history, select tales from the AT, a scoop of entomology, a dash of Darwin and Thoreau, all blended together with provocation of how you travel through the wilds and your place in it, then this is definitely not the book for you. (Only kidding!)

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The National Parks

November 17, 2017 / Ben Shaw / RRT Adventures

I’ve stood on the edge in these places, climbed their tallest peaks, shared adventures with friends that I can never forget and because of these things, these places will forever have a special place in my heart.  As always with places that are special to us, we think about their longevity and continued existence for others to enjoy.

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The Wild North of Michigan

October 17, 2017 / Ben Shaw / Uncategorized

I woke up to the most annoying drizzle but decided to be nice and wake everyone else up with chocolate chip pancakes. We got backcountry permits and adventured around the Porcupine Mountains to places such as Lake of the Clouds, Mirror Lake and Summit Peak. We finally made camp right along the southern shore of Lake Superior, made a toasty fire and got to know each other better with a few campfire libations and the sound of waves rolling in along the rocks.

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Reflection on a Thru-hike

October 10, 2017 / Will Babb / AT Journal, Backpacking Prep, Local Explorers, RRT Adventures

I keep my eyes on the calendar, watching the days move by and watching October 11 creep closer and closer. A day that is inscribed in my memory just as much as any birthday or holiday, an occasion I can’t forget. When the calendar reaches October 11 this year, It will have been one year since I completed my northbound Appalachian Trail thru hike.

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The Story Behind the Names

August 24, 2017 / Bryan Wolf / AT Journal, RRT Adventures

Popularized on the Appalachian Trail, and now adopted on many long distance trails, it is customary to be given a new name, a trail name. The reasons for this can be many, but put simply you take on a new identity from that you which previously possessed and are renamed.

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The Complete Incomplete Guide to Blisters

July 28, 2017 / Will Babb / Backpacking Prep

Blisters are a common problem- anybody who has done any amount of hiking has dealt with them. In this blog I’ll explore the causes of blisters as well as several different treatment methods based on knowledge from my personal experience in the outdoors. Knowing how to properly care for and treat blisters is an essential skill in any outdoor activity, so read on to find the method that works best for you.

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go to Philmont

June 23, 2017 / Will Babb / Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

If you’re gearing up for a trip to Philmont or even just dreaming about a trip out to the High Adventure Base then this blog is perfect for you. Below are ten of my best tips and tricks to make your New Mexico trip successful, safe, and fun. These are tips that I learned the hard way when I was at Philmont in 2014 and I’m sharing them with you so that you know them before you even go.

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Rock Climbing, PBR and Overcoming Fear

May 4, 2017 / Kayla McKinney / RRT Adventures

Climbing is a ridiculous sport. It involves humans scaling up rock formations against gravity, sometimes without any apparent reason. If you’ve ever had to explain your rock climbing hobbies to a non-climber, their expressions and questions confirm that what you’re saying is absurd. Have you ever tried to describe a cam to your non-climbing uncle? […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Cincinnati’s Wildflowers

April 15, 2017 / Mackenzie Griesser / Uncategorized

By: Mac Griesser Spring has sprung! Bradford Pears are filling the air with their fishy fragrance, baby birds are learning how to fly, and perennial wildflowers are beginning to push up through the soil. The Ohio River Valley is full of life this time of year, and native wildflowers play an important role. Many species […]

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