Rock Climbing and Hiking at Summersville Lake in the New River Gorge

Photo credits to Lindsay Resler (@lindsii_) and Tolin Hessell (@mrtolin). Check out Tolin’s Etsy store for awesome t-shirts and designs.  We left Wisconsin on a chilly Thursday night in mid-May. Planning to arrive in West Virginia by late Friday afternoon, we’d meet up with friends to spend the weekend hiking and climbing in the wider area surrounding … Read more

Peter Grubb Hut – Ski and Snowshoe Winter Trip Report

Cover photo courtesy of Alex Thissen The Peter Grubb Hut is located a short drive northwest from Lake Tahoe. The Gaia GPS crew headed up to the hut as part of the team’s annual winter retreat. About the Hike Peter Grubb Hut is a 2.5 mile hike from the road with an elevation gain of about 800 ft. We … Read more

Appalachian Trail Volunteer Maintenance

The Appalachian Trail covers over 2,185 miles along the East Coast of the United States. The trail is continuously maintained with the help of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and 31 Trail Maintenance Clubs that span the length of the trail. Last year over 6,000 volunteers provided more than 240,000 hours of service. The Trail Maintenance Clubs are … Read more

Winter Backpacking in Harriman State Park

As I mentioned in my last post, “What is a Microadventure?”, I am trying to get out on an adventure at least once every month this year. January is a difficult time to get outside because here in the northeast, its cold, wet or sometimes freezing. To get outside in the winter you also need a lot of cold … Read more

What is a Microadventure? Exploiting the 5-to-9

A microadventure is an escape from the ordinary in everyday life. With planning, practice, and a little bit of dedication, you can be camping on a hill tonight and at work again tomorrow. I first learned of the term from Alastair Humphreys, a professional adventurer and one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year. I was looking for … Read more