Staff Trip Report: Ten Sleep Canyon, Wyoming

Trip Report: Ten Sleep Canyon, Wyoming BY: Derek Humphrey, New Haven Store Manager We had survived the two and half day journey from New Haven, CT to Ten Sleep, WY. Lauren, Meghan, myself, and our two dogs, Luka and Maggie,…

The 5 Basic Survival Skills

Within all survival techniques, there are 5 Outdoor Basic Survival Skills that everyone who ventures into the outdoors should understand and be fully aware of their potential need and use. This is a just brief outline, not a full explanation…

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Trail Days in Damascus VA

On the morning of Friday the 14th I arrived in the town of Damascus VA. This charming little mountain town, with a population that might just pass the 1000 mark, played host this weekend to the 2010 Trail Days festival. For the past week people have been arriving, by car, by bus and by foot, swelling the town’s population well past 20,000. Thru-hikers from this year, many who have hiked sections or the whole of the trail and generally anyone who enjoys the company of the long distance trail community have come to spend the weekend. Basically, this is our Woodstock.