Posts in Backpacking
It's Paddle Happy Weekend!

Who’s ready for a giant dose of summer adventuring? We are! We are! Welcome to AO's fifth annual "Paddle Happy" event! Our largest sale of the year - packed full of summer events and all the new things happening with AO, Bent Run Brewing Company, and Goat Fort Indoor Climbing! Break up the winter funk and come get ready - and excited - for spring!!

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1978 North Country Trail (NCT) Thru-Hike

Last week I stumbled upon an interesting post on the North Country Trail (NCT) Facebook page. A gal by the name of Carolyn Hoffman had posted a picture of the beginning of what would be a seven-and-a-half-month-long journey "along what was then no more than the proposed route of the trail" in 1978. Out of five people that began, only two would complete the trek - Carolyn and Lou Ann Fellows. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

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Under the Canopy

This is the Allegheny National Forest. And under its canopy are the trails we've explored, full of so many tiny moments we've collected with family and friends over the years. Those moments and experiences under the canopy led us to explore more of these wild and free places across the country. What moments have you collected under the canopy?

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