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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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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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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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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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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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