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Top 10 Things to Do This Summer

Some people spend their summers locked in the house with the TV on and the A/C pumping. But not you. You’re the type that wants to get out and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. You want to visit a new place, get outdoors, and embrace adventure. You know...

5k and 10k Trail Running Training Plans

If you think hiking on trails is a blast, just wait until you start running on them. And we’re not talking about that 5-second run chasing your kid or dog if they start heading off into the trees. We’re talking about a bonafide 5K or 10K run through the ups,...

Do You Practice Leave No Trace?

Exploring the Art of Leaving It Better Than You Found It.  -By Steven Reinhold, Appalachian Adventure Company Adventure sports are America’s new pastime. Millions upon millions of nerve-stricken citizens—seeking refuge in nature—are trading in bats, balls and courts for boots, tents and views. Unlike traditional sports, the sport of adventure...

Get Ready for the Cooper River Bridge Run

Run. Sweat. Walk. Sweet view. Run. Sweat. Walk. Finish. Cheers! That’s the Cooper River Bridge Run for you – the 3rd largest 10K in the U.S. that’s held right here in our hometown of Charleston, SC. Runners and walkers come from around the world to “get over it” and toast...

9 Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners

Fly fishing gained a lot of attention over the last few years as many of us looked for new ways to spend our free time and reconnect with nature. For those that haven’t taken the plunge, it may be because it appears intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. If...

Be Sun Smart: 4 Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer

It’s finally Spring Break! But it’s still early spring, and the air temp isn’t that hot. So, you skip the sunscreen. No hat, either, because you’re not going to be out long. But … fast-forward to later that evening. Um. You’re burnt. Your face and shoulders are red, painful, dried...

Backpacking for Beginners: 6 Tips for Getting Started

Just when you thought ultimate freedom meant having wireless earbuds, along comes this thing called backpacking. Backpacking is a delightful mix of hiking and camping that lets you wander and roam to your heart’s content, plopping down for the night when it’s time to slumber. Everything you need for your...

What to Wear When Fishing

You’ve been angling to go fishing for quite some time, but there’s one thing holding you back. No, it’s not the idea of putting squiggly worms on a little hook. It’s wondering what you should wear. While you have plenty of rugged and comfy clothes that work for many of...

8 Things You Should Know About Wetlands

Who loves the smell of Pluff mud? We do! If you’ve ever taken a whiff as you pass through a saltwater marsh, you know what we mean. Ok. Yes. It can be pungent. Especially at low tide. But it’s home to countless plant and animal species. And a lot’s happening between...

Is the Sun Really Brighter in Winter?

It’s not you. The sun IS brighter in winter. Anyone who’s ever driven into a winter sunset or gone skiing on a sunny day knows how brutal it can be. But did you know you can also get sunburned in the winter? UVB rays are always harmful, but they’re downright sneaky...

Hiking with the Kids: Tips to Make Spring Break Fun for the Whole Family

Spring break is a mixed blessing. The kids are off from school, which is great for the kids—but it can be craziness for the parents. This counts triple if you spend the week all together inside the house, cooped up like sardines.   Combat the craziness before it starts by...

Go Boldly Into 2022 with a First Day Hike at a State Park

As 2022 approaches, winter’s call back to hearth and home is heard loud and clear. And, as with every new year, the intrinsic need to reflect on last year and simultaneously dream about the next is ever-present. Many folks resolve and make plans to tackle ambitious adventure goals for next...