Aug 30 2018
Backpacking the Presidential Traverse…located in the White Mountains near Randolph, New Hampshire, rated 5 stars by many and known for its scenic views–is one of the most strenuous yet exhilarating hikes in the northeast, and certainly not one to miss during the spectacular fall foliage. There are a total of 11 peaks in the Presidential Range Traverse – Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Mt. Washington (the tallest at 6,288.2 ft), Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, and Pierce, Jackson, and Webster.
New Hampshire is a huuuge tourist destination for the fall colors. Visitors flock here from all parts of theworld. Instead of being in the crowds and stampedes of people looking at the forests and mountains from a distance, why not go into the heart of it all? Get away from all the hubbub and commotion, and go deep into the mountains. Experience the fall color from the highest mountains in the North East, where you may only see a few other people on your whole trek. (Mt. Washington is usually crowded, but worth the view.)
If you are the kind of person who enjoys pushing your limits or wants to start, this is the perfect hike for you. The Traverse in October involves just enough struggle and endurance to make it that much more enjoyable. Hikers will experience chilling temperatures, and being above the tree line in the balds, make for strong wind gusts. This is just Mother Nature letting you know this is a real adventure. When that special camp spot turns up, it is one of the greatest feelings of accomplishment… “I earned this!”
Be prepared with a liner and a windbreaker to stay warm and shielded from the wind. Make sure to packlight, smart, and prepared. Don’t unpack the essentials to save weight, but you also won’t want to pack that grand piano you wanted to bring
Named after seven presidents for its seven peaks allover 4,000′, this is not an adventure for inexperienced.
With an elevation gain of 9,000′, the 24-mile Traverse is physically demanding. There will be times when hikers may pace at one mile per hour. For this reason, even though many do the trek in one day, it is recommended to plan for camping and to complete the hike in two to three days.
Weather can be unpredictable and some places may even be icy in October, but the above treeline views make meeting the challenge well worthwhile. Bring your trekking poles and best hiking shoes. This is one amazing hike you won’t want to miss.
Aug 22 2018
Mountain Biking in South Africa:
Are you looking for a new thrilling destination to shred some mountain bike trails? Well, it must be your lucky day! This article explains why South Africa is becoming one of the most sought after MTB destinations in the world. If you think about it, South Africa offers almost every kind of terrain. From massive mountain ranges, grasslands and meadows, to the undeveloped oceanside with beautiful rock ledges, you can see why South Africa is such a growing trend for mountain bikers today. Picture that image in your head for a brief second… now picture yourself riding these trails with this scenery… pretty awesome right?
South Africa has quite the diversity when it comes to outdoor activities. With near perfect environments and excellent weather, mountain biking in South Africa has exploded and become a top destination for enthusiasts around the globe. With carefully planned trails built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers, South Africa has become a prime recreational and racing mecca.
Beautiful mountains tower over historic towns, with single track to rolling hills to epic climbs to fast flats and of course with world renowned game viewing, there’s too much to include in one article. For those yearning for the ultimate mountain biking challenge, the South African experience will take your search above and beyond your expectation.
Ride through Sabie to Misty Mountain to Kruger National Park, Silvermine Nature Reserve, the Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain National Park and on to Tokai Forest. Tokai has a bit of everything. Featured in Red Bull’s “Keeping it Pinned with Olli” on Red Bull TV, it talks about Tokai’s iconic downhill trails. Tokai offers flow, while still having the technical rock gardens, and even a jump line for some added fun.
Here you will experience South Africa first hand. Some of these trails are said to be among the best in the world. It has also been said that the best way to see the world is on a bicycle. We can’t think of a better way to experience South Africa than on a mountain bike. What are you waiting for?
Aug 09 2018
One of the most popular ski and snowboard resorts in the east coast is Killington, located in central Vermont. Killington has 155 trails, 21 lifts, and 1,509 acres. With the highest vertical drop at 3,050 feet, it has become known as the “Beast of the East.”
Trails range from beginner to expert with its double black diamond mogul trail Outer Limits to Juggernaut–a 6.2 mile beginner run, the longest trail on the east coast. They haven’t overlooked the terrain parks either. With five separate parks throughout the mountain, you’ll be sure to get your money’s worth. Killington also has one of the east coast’s largest half pipes on Bear Mountain.
Killington welcomes all. Killington has good vibes all throughout the mountain. Vermont, in general, is known for its welcoming and friendly demographics. Killington – where skiers and snowboarders can be friends. With a mountain so big, you don’t have to worry about riding down the wrong trail and accidentally getting in the way at the terrain park. This is a mountain where everyone gets along. Ski together in the day, grab some drinks together at night. There is more than enough trails to go around. They don’t call Killington The Beast of the East for nothing!
Killington offers some of the best riding for all skill levels, but if you like the terrain park, make sure you hit up The Stash. The Stash is an all wood park with natural features through the glades. If you’re like me and thought skiing through the trees couldn’t get any more fun, think again! Now you can shred the terrain park and the glades at the same time!!! In my opinion, this is without a doubt one of the most fun parks in the nation.
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This premier ski resort in Southern Vermont has much to offer skiers and snowboarders, but it also serves as a great location for some of the gnarliest downhill mountain biking. The Fox US Open is just one of the events to be held there this summer. Nearby hiking and running on the Appalachian and Long Trails through old-growth hardwoods also provide year-round adventures. Killington is also home to some of the best fly fishing, kayaking, and backpacking.
What are you waiting for? Get out there and play! With so many activities available, Killington is for sure one of our top pick destinations for east coast adventurers. Killington Vermont is ranked one of the top destinations to travel in the east for outdoor recreation.
Aug 07 2018
Oskar Blues Brewery Presents Burning Can Beerfest! Burning Can (Not Justa) Beer Fest is blazing toward us – coming up soon at the Reeb Ranch. It’s the ultimate craft beer party, complete with outdoor sports, a killer live music lineup, camping, and of course, craft beer as far as the eye can see.
It’s almost here–a party for everyone who enjoys craft beer and the outdoors. On August 10-11, Oskar Blues Brewery will be celebrating craft beer in a can at the 2018 Burning Can Beerfest at Reeb Ranch in Hendersonville, NC. A weekend of revelry, it will be the ultimate craft beer party with music, camping, running, bmx, mountain biking, hiking, and paddling. 55+ craft breweries, vendors, group trail rides and runs–it’s sure to be a great time.
This year Inclusive Excursions will be leading the Paddle Ride down the French Broad River–the world’s third oldest river. B.Y.O.B. (bring your own boat) or contact local paddle shops for rentals. We will meet at the Brewery, not the Ranch, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive in Brevard at 8:30am on Saturday, August 11th.
Don’t miss this weekend. Go for a paddle, a hike, or a ride and come back to the ranch to see us. Look for our Inclusive Excursions Sprinter. We will have it set up in the chill zone displaying adventure videos, so feel free to kick back if you’ve had one too many. We will also have our tent set up in the vendor’s section. Join us for a time to remember! We’re looking forward to meeting you there!
For tickets and more info, visit OscarBlues.com.