Roads Rivers and Trails

Dream. Plan. Live.

Blog


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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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? […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

North West Circuit Track, Stewart Island, New Zealand

April 4, 2017 / Emily White / RRT Adventures

A personal trip report of the North West Circuit Track, Stewart Island, New Zealand as completed in February of 2017 by RRT owners Emily and Joe White.

Read More

Gear Review: La Sportiva Miura VS

March 26, 2017 / Kayla McKinney / Uncategorized

Update: I have now had the Miuras for about 4 months and I climb 2 or 3 times a week and my opinions have changed since I first started this blog.

Read More

Gear Review: Rab Alpha Direct

February 16, 2017 / Louie Knolle / Uncategorized

Ever since I was a young lad working on the potato farm on the Emerald Isle, I have long dreamed of a jacket that would be both breathable enough to expel the heat created while working hard and insulating enough that I would not freeze my fanny off when I stop to take a break.

Read More

Musings on Wilderness

February 2, 2017 / Kayla McKinney / Uncategorized

The ironic thing is that by definition, wilderness does not involve humans. Therefore, as a human enjoying wilderness, I am changing the definition of the place with my presence. I passionately feel the need to protect these places from human intervention, yet I also want the privilege of experiencing them.

Read More

Thru-Hiker Gear List

January 12, 2017 / Eli / Gear Reviews

THRU-HIKE GEAR Here is a list of specific gear that was hand selected by Appalachian Trail thru-hikers keeping weight, durability, and comfort in mind. Keep in mind that every hiker is different and there is no list which can fit the needs and desires of every hiker. This list attempts to cover the essentials items […]

Read More