Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to post much after I wrote about my time in Nepal. After my trek to Everest, I decided to continue my travels throughout other parts of Asia. While they were not hiking specific travels, and there’s not much story to this post, I’d like to share some observations, impressions, and thoughts […]Read more "Asian Explorations"
Traveling internationally ain’t easy. It forces you to juggle a number of variables related to itineraries, transportation, visas, important communications, relationships, etc. Recently, I’ve felt like a bit of a circus act. My initial travel to Nepal and trek into the Himalayas could not have gone smoother. I stepped off the plane on April […]Read more "Travel Woes"
What do you say about someone who seems to be able to do it all? Chris Bartram, our athlete for April 2016, and second redhead in a row, is a multi-sport specialist originally from Stamford, Connecticut, currently living in Boone, North Carolina. However, his passion for outdoor sports and education has taken him as far […]Read more "People In The Outdoors – Chris Bartram – April 2016"
WARNING: BE CAREFUL WHO YOU PEER PRESSURE, YOU MAY UNLEASH A MONSTER Someone should have sent the above message to some seniors on the Virginia Tech triathlon team in 2010. It was then, that they pressured Rudy Rutemiller, a freshman just starting to explore his interest in triathlons, to sign up for his first marathon. […]Read more "People In The Outdoors – Rudy Rutemiller – August 2015"
Hello, and welcome to my first installment of the monthly blog post, “People In The Outdoors.” This section of my blog is meant to recognize people I think are killing it in outdoor sports. Rather than limiting it to hiking, this section will include all outdoor sports and athletes. Many of these people inspire me […]Read more "People in the Outdoors – Owen DeMasi – July 2015"
Hey everyone! I am here to announce a new and recurring segment to my blog. It will be called “People In The Outdoors.” I plan to feature profiles of and interviews with people I think are absolutely killing it in the world of outdoor sports. Whether professionals, hobbyists, or weekend warriors, these are all people […]Read more "New Blog Segment: “People In The Outdoors”"
Trails. Trails are for people who are less concerned with horsepower, and more concerned with heart, lung, and leg power. Highways and backroads for those who prefer to travel by foot. Trails will get you dirty, then hit you with an unexpected, and maybe unwanted, shower or bath. Hey, at least you’re clean, right? Trails […]Read more "Trails"