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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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Return of the SLOBO: Really Good at Walking

February 12, 2016 / Craig Buckley / Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

Read the first article in the Return of the SLOBO series, 799 Zero Days Later “I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least…sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields absolutely free from all worldy engagements.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walking When […]

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Return of the SLOBO: 799 Zero Days Later

January 9, 2016 / Craig Buckley / RRT Adventures

Call me Goatman. In 2013, I flew to Maine with a friend and a backpack to attempt a southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. And failed. We walked for 4 months through the mountains and across rivers, hitchhiked into town for food, slept in the woods most nights, and were beholden to no schedule but […]

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Adirondack Mountains: Mt. Marcy

December 9, 2015 / Kayla McKinney / Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

Trip Report Adirondack Mountains: Mt. Marcy By: Kayla “Clover” McKinney Trip Length: 3 days, 2 nights (does not include full driving time.) Total Mileage: ~14 miles Date: Late November Conditions: Icy, some snow, brisk, windy. During the day, the high temperatures were in the 30s and at night the temperatures were in the low teens. […]

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