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Carolina Overlander Group Meetup
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Carolina Overlander Group Meetup

Overlanding is defined as self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principle goal. As a child geography and social studies were easily, two of my favorite subjects. Learning about how the geography of a region can dictate the customs and cultures of ancient and modern civilizations […]

Water Bars and Climbing Ropes
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Water Bars and Climbing Ropes

For National Trail Days this year Vandy’s Outdoor Program Teamed up with Austin Peay University’s Outdoor Program to go and do some much needed trail work at King’s Bluff, our local climbing crag.  King’s is a fun, limestone bluff about an hour from Nashville and is one of the best […]

Grand-Further 25km Mountain Run
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Grand-Further 25km Mountain Run

Tanawha Adventures and Grandfather Mountain State Park in the High Country of Western North Carolina hosted the inaugural Grand-Further 25km Mountain Run on a foggy day in August. 150 runners battled it out over 15 miles and 4,200 feet of elevation gain up and over Grandfather Mountain. The race began […]

Another Successful Women’s Green River Takeover
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Another Successful Women’s Green River Takeover

Last month 87 ladies came together at the Green River in Western North Carolina to take part in the fourth annual Women’s Green River Takeover.  The day is all about bringing together the women’s kayaking community to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and shine together on the river. […]

Tips for Introducing Kids to the Trails
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Tips for Introducing Kids to the Trails

With Fall quickly approaching in the Blue Ridge Mountains, I realized last weekend that it’s nearly trail time once again in my life. With the Virginia humidity I typically avoid hiking most of the summer, but as the nights get cooler the itch to lace up and take off gets […]