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Travel Guide – Cabot Trail

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:55:25 PM America/New_York

The Cabot Trail, located on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia Canada, is one of the top 10 cycling destinations in the world according to Lonely Planet (2010). Famous for its breath-taking scenery, craggy coastline, challenging hills and miles of hiking trails, the Cabot Trail is a must see. Nova Scotia is one of three Atlantic Provinces. It is exactly halfway between the equator and the North Pole and touted as North America’s only living Celtic culture....

Calbot Trail

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Posted in Travel Guides By Keith Miller

Travel Guide – Mt. Kenya

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:52:28 PM America/New_York

Mt. Kenya National Park, a 276 sq. mile park located only two hours from Kenya’s capital, surrounds Africa’s second highest mountain.  Mt. Kenya’s three highest peaks are Batian (17,057 ft), Nelion (17,021 ft), and Point Lenana (16,355 ft). These offer a variety of rock, ice and snow climbing opportunities, as well as non-technical summits. The mountain was created about 3 million years ago, erected from many layers of hardened lava....

Mr. Kenya

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Posted in Travel Guides By Keith Miller

Quest Outdoors Quick References! Get Outside!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:48:59 PM America/New_York

Quest Outdoors Quick References! Get Outside!

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Patagonia Wall of Destiny By Quest Outdoors

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:45:17 PM America/New_York

“I don’t think this is it” I said. We stopped for a moment and surveyed the area around us. We had gained about 800 meters in elevation from the river valley below and up a drainage into this rocky bowl between the peaks of several mountains just that morning. Now in early afternoon we were surrounded by talus and scree, no plants in sight and walls of scree all around us. It was true alpine terrain and we might be stuck.....

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Louisville Grotto Climbs Frenchman Knob Cave

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:39:51 PM America/New_York

In August of 2013, a group of Louisville Grotto members traveled to Frenchman Knob cave in central Kentucky.  At 180 feet deep, the entrance pit of this cave is one of the deepest in the state.  Exploring a vertical pit cave like this requires specialized climbing and rigging gear, much of which we can find at Quest Outdoors....

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Climbing Devils Tower in Wyoming

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:34:44 PM America/New_York

Having hatched our plan to travel west and climb Devils Tower (Americas first National Monument) nearly one year prior, Patrick and I began planning travel, lodging, what route to climb, and what gear to bring. We are seasoned climbers, but having spent most of our time climbing in Red River Gorge, we knew we would need more gear for this undertaking. Quest Outdoors was our preferred retailer...Devils_Tower_2

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Sunnyside Turnoff Forest Fire

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:26:51 PM America/New_York

My eyes open. I look around wearily, seeing Jenny next to me, and Emma in the back, both passed out. Todd and Matt are outside, talking in hushed whispers, doing their best to keep from drifting off. The dark sky on the reservation would typically be full of stars on a clear night like this, but through the smoke not even the moon was visible. The fire all around is more than bright enough to make up for it though. My eyes close again....

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Climbing Gimmewald in Switerland

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:23:23 PM America/New_York

We were looking for a quaint town in the Swiss Alps for our vacation, one that was off the beaten path but still offered big adventures. We found it at Gimmewald, Switzerland. The town is accessible by a one-lane road, but most travelers and locals use the cable car to transport themselves up the cliff side on which the village precariously sits....

Schilthorn summit

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Zach Kayaks Through Upper Elkhorn Creek

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:17:54 PM America/New_York

On July 9, 2013, I received the following text message from a co-worker: FLOODED OUT 2,390cfs; hopefully one more day!

This text message was in regard to the first kayaking trip I had ever taken in my life. The plan was to go kayaking on the upper section of Elkhorn Creek on July 10 and had been put into place several days prior to an immense downpour which lasted roughly three days....

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