On its way from Chicago to California, Route 66 passes some of the most spectacular adventures in the U.S. Consider this your guide to kicking up some outdoorsy fun along the historic route. (Photo by NPS/Jacob Holgerson) Read the article at OutsideOnline.com!
We Bought a Camper
After only two hectic weeks from idea to purchase, filled with hurried research and tow vehicle upgrades, we picked up a lightly used egg-shaped Casita camper. Learning how everything worked was hard enough, but just getting the camper home turned into a surprising adventure. Read the article at Blue Ridge Outdoors!
Up the Appalachian Trail and Down the Nantahala River in a Day?
“We left the Nantahala Outdoor Center bunkhouse just after sunrise. It was our first time on the Appalachian Trail, which we followed steeply uphill above the Nantahala River as the sky brightened. My wife was joining me for the hiking portion of my first packrafting adventure. A shakedown day trip to get a feel for the sport…” Continue reading at Blue Ridge Outdoors!
Bike-Rafting to Cumberland Island
A New Year’s adventure at Georgia’s wild Cumberland Island National Seashore, with whiteout paddling, wilderness biking, empty beaches, historic ruins, waterfront camping, and dolphins. Read more at Blue Ridge Outdoors!
Map Dash: A Road Trip to Mountains and Memorials in Central Arkansas
Some surprising and rewarding stops in Arkansas on a cross-country road trip–including a challenging summit hike and a historic townsite that helped name the Ozarks–courtesy of the National Parks System Map. Read in the latest issue of Terrain Magazine!
North to South Through the Outer Banks
A Thanksgiving road trip through North Carolina’s famous Outer Banks, with an emphasis on national park units and outdoor activities, including Wright Brothers NM, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and bridgeless Ocracoke Island. Continue reading at Blue Ridge Outdoors!
Georgia’s Underrated Gems
A road-trip detour, using an NPS System map, leads to new discoveries at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park and the nearby town of Macon, GA. Continue reading at Blue Ridge Outdoors!
Riding the Coastal Plain
While the area may never be a riding destination like Pisgah or Moab, with trails like the Hulk, Browns Creek, and Blue Clay, and forests like Lewis Ocean Bay and Francis Marion, it’s an exciting time for mountain biking on the Coastal Plain. Continue reading at Blue Ridge Outdoors!
A Forgotten Forest
There’s more outdoor adventures than people realize–including hiking, biking, and paddling around Francis Marion National Forest–in this overlooked stretch of South Carolina Low Country. Continue reading at Blue Ridge Outdoors!
Every Kayak I Ever Paddled
Tracing a lifetime of adventures on the water in 25 boats, with classic appearances by everything from massive old-school river runners to tiny playboats. Cameos by a sit-on-top sea kayak, an aggressive sea lion, & one very judgemental sea turtle… Continue reading at Blue Ridge Outdoors!