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July 11, 2018 / Bryan Wolf / Community Involvement, Local Explorers

By: Ben Shaw If you would have asked me to describe the outdoors community a few years ago, I would have had no idea how to do that.  I probably would have guessed something along the lines of a rugged lumberjack or described a scene you might find on the front of a Mountain House […]

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Live Hopeful. Act Global.

July 5, 2018 / Bryan Wolf / Community Involvement

RRT challenges you to take on these 6 small actions as part of our “Live Hopeful. Act Global” Campaign. Although small, through collective action these ideas can have an impact. The goal is that in doing so you form eco-friendly habits that continue beyond this summer. See how you can join and earn a 20% discount!

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Road Tripping and Peak Bagging

June 26, 2018 / Bryan Wolf / RRT Adventures

Mt. Marcy’s treeless and rocky peak rises above the surrounding peaks and a beautiful green valley. The highest point in New York is a challenging day hike, what proved to be a long 7.5 mile slog up the mountain. A cool, early morning start after an uncomfortable night of sleeping in the car had us on the summit by 11 AM.

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Wild Spaces and Their Impact on our Economy

May 12, 2018 / Bryan Wolf / Uncategorized

Thanks to H.R. 4665 passed in late 2016, the United States will now count the outdoor recreation industry as part of the national Gross Domestic Product, and there-in valued by economists.

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Volunteering In Beautiful Spaces – Maintaining Perspective

March 1, 2018 / Emma Littmann / Community Involvement, RRT Adventures

It was easy to find the beauty of nature in Ashland. Outside of the sky and the wide plains, the culture of the Northern Cheyenne people created a sacredness and a sense of mystery around the plants and animals that surrounded our home. Suddenly the smell of sage and the sounds of dripping water were more than just sensations, but were a part of me.

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Mt. Washington

February 22, 2018 / Brandon Behymer / Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

Having done some winter mountaineering out west prior to this trip, I never thought much of it. How demanding could a mountain under half the elevation of Colorado’s highest peak be?  Fairly demanding it turns out.

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After the Climb – Aconcagua

February 13, 2018 / Olivia Eads / RRT Adventures

There is no protocol to the return of society after a month in the mountains. The transition is not easy, and never will be.

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Preparing for Aconcagua

January 14, 2018 / Olivia Eads / Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

My emotions are stoic yet excited. I’m lamenting the money I dropped on this experience, but I know it will be worth it. I hope my physical capabilities will be enough to push me to the top. Mentally I am prepared, physically I have done everything in my power to be ready for this. Anticipation is killing me, and I am ready to test my limits.

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Wonderful World of Winter

December 30, 2017 / Bryan Wolf / Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

I know there are a lot of haters out there so I want to set the record straight. The best time to go for a hike is when it’s cold. In most cases, the colder and the more snow the better. Sure there are exceptions; I’ve struggled to sleep at negative 20 degrees, or labored through five feet of fresh snow before. But my most active months for local trips are always January and February.

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