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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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Return of the SLOBO: Rocketship Underpants

May 23, 2016 / Craig Buckley / AT Journal, Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

Despite current fashion or gear trends, the gear you take on the AT should do the following things for you: keep you safe, keep you happy, and keep you moving.

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The Best Trail Town

April 27, 2016 / Bryan Wolf / Press Releases, RRT Adventures

The Milford Trail Junction Written by: Bryan Wolf What is a trail town? I found this definition online; “A Trail Town is a destination along a long-distance trail or adjacent to an extensive trail system. Whether the trail is a hiking trail, water trail or rail trail, users can venture from the path to explore […]

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Return of the SLOBO: You are the Mountain

March 23, 2016 / Craig Buckley / Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

Read the first article in the Return of the SLOBO series, 799 Zero Days Later “Whatcha wanna do today? Go on a hike? I know this great trail.” We would joke like this in the morning as I filtered water from a stream and Jubilee broke down our tent. And sometimes it was funny. Sometimes […]

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The White Mountains: Mt. Washington

March 14, 2016 / Craig Buckley / RRT Adventures

by Louie “Sunshine” Knolle Greetings and salutations from New England to all of you RRT dudes and dudettes out there in the cybersphere! This is Loubear Sassafras (one of many RRT alums) checking in with some winter adventures that I was able to enjoy this past January and February. The topic for discussion today is […]

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Europe by Hostel: 10 Tips

March 9, 2016 / Craig Buckley / RRT Adventures

By Kayla “Clover” McKinney Hostels are one of the quintessential aspects of backpacking through Europe. Hostels are typically great because they are cheap, convenient, social, and specifically designed with the backpacker in mind. I have recently moved to Austria to live and work as an au pair for a year giving me ample time to […]

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