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8 Bucket List Adventures for 2018

At the end of your life, what will you remember most? That trip you took or that {insert expensive material item} you just had to buy. Invest in life experiences, not things.* From Alaska to Africa, if you love to travel, challenge yourself and try new things – then keep reading! Here are my 2018 bucket list adventure recommendations and how-to ...
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Summiting Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft.) – Highest Mountain East of the Mississippi

Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft./ 2,037m) is the tallest mountain, east of the Mississippi, and the perfect peak to hike for virgin baggers. It is in  Pisgah National Forest, near Burnsville, NC, and part of the Appalachian Mountains. Colliding tectonic plates created the Appalachian Mountains and at one time, they were as tall as the Rocky Mountains out west. Billions of ...
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REVIEW: Pike Trail Pocket Blanket

Overview The Pike Trail Pocket Blanket is light weight, compactable, waterproof and multi-functional. Keep it in the trunk of your car or put it in a backpack. It can be used as a blanket, shelter or ground tarp. Great for the beach, mountains, backyard or your kid’s next soccer game.   Pros                                                                            Small enough to fit in large pockets               ...
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16 Days of Adventures on New Zealand’s South Island

We wanted an active, New Zealand adventure and in February 2017, we spent sixteen days on the South Island. We hiked 10 different treks, over 110 miles, with 34,000 feet of elevation gains and losses.  We tramped in the Southern Alps, along Franz Josef Glacier and climbed to the summit of Avalanche Peak. We completed two of NZ’s nine, famous ...
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A 2-Day Solo Adventure – Climbing Utah’s Highest Mountain, Kings Peak (13,528 ft.)

If you are ever in Salt Lake City, Utah, short on time, but want an epic outdoor adventure, go climb the state’s highest mountain, King’s Peak 13,528 ft. (4,123 m), via the Henry Fork Trail. A 3-hour drive from the city, this beautiful and scenic 28-mile round trip trek with 5,436 ft. of ascent, can easily be done in 2-days. ...
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