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The Wild North of Michigan

October 17, 2017 / Ben Shaw / Uncategorized

I woke up to the most annoying drizzle but decided to be nice and wake everyone else up with chocolate chip pancakes. We got backcountry permits and adventured around the Porcupine Mountains to places such as Lake of the Clouds, Mirror Lake and Summit Peak. We finally made camp right along the southern shore of Lake Superior, made a toasty fire and got to know each other better with a few campfire libations and the sound of waves rolling in along the rocks.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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9 Tips for Traveling India

December 12, 2016 / Eli / Uncategorized

 – by Eli “Shinbone” Staggs 1) Eating Well Finding authentic, cost efficient food that will not make you sick in India is not difficult. In order to hit these qualities a restaurant must have a couple key characteristics. These characteristics include a high turn over rate for customers and no multi-national cuisine on their menu. […]

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