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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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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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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.

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New Zealand Trip Planning Follow-Up

November 16, 2016 / Mackenzie G / Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

RRT employee Mackenzie just spent two weeks exploring New Zealand! Prior to leaving, she posted a blog about all the preparation that goes into planning a trip like this. This blog is a follow-up where she discusses how potential issues were resolved and what other problems arose during the trip.

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Iceland: RRT on the Laugavegur Trail

October 26, 2016 / Bryan Wolf / RRT Adventures

In August of 2016 a group from RRT explored the ring road around Iceland and hiked the Laugavegur from Landmannalaugar to Skogar. Here is a sample of what they saw:

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Gear Review: Outdoor Research Aspire Jacket

October 20, 2016 / Kayla McKinney / Gear Reviews, RRT Adventures

I first purchased my Outdoor Research Aspire jacket in 2014 and have worn it extensively since. I have taken it on many trips, in a wide variety of conditions, and therefore I feel credible enough to give you my review of the jacket! Let’s begin with a quick run down of the facts and features of the jacket:

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Planning the Trip of a Lifetime

September 26, 2016 / Mackenzie Griesser / Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

By: Mackenzie Griesser When I was a junior in high school, my dad promised me that when I graduated college he would take me to either Australia or New Zealand. 7 years later, as I’m beginning my final semester of college, I get a text that reads simply: “So which is it going to be: […]

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Return of the SLOBO: Fear is the Mind Killer

August 15, 2016 / Craig Buckley / AT Journal, Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

In less than a week, yours truly, Goatman, will step back onto the Appalachian Trail to finish the last 969 miles of a thru-hike that began in 2013 with a 1200+ mile trek. The time for planning, prepping, training, and ruminating is over. And good riddance. I know this may come as no surprise to […]

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A Glimpse into Cincinnati’s Fossil History

May 25, 2016 / Olivia Eads / RRT Adventures

Have you ever noticed the frequency of shells and other organisms fossilized in limestone around the Cincinnati area?

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