Fishing the Rappahannock

Fishing the Rappahannock

The tri-county region has an amazing and largely untapped asset – the Rappahannock River.  Recreational opportunities are abundant from kayaking, canoeing, standup paddle boarding, and fishing.  Take a walk along the Heritage or Quarry Trails in Fredericksburg and it...
It’s the Season To Hike

It’s the Season To Hike

We are a shop filled with paddlers, climbers and hikers and get excited about what each season has to offer.  Over time we have found that our customers naturally pivot toward hiking interests when September hits.  Who can blame them – there is no more beautiful...
Billy Went to Chile!

Billy Went to Chile!

What??  A snow skiing River Rock employee?? Heck ya – we love all sorts of outdoor environments and I particularly love snow skiing.  Check out my most recent trip to Santiago, Chili.  I try to answer some of the questions most frequently thrown my way. ...
Sunrise and Smiles

Sunrise and Smiles

While my cat lay inside of my Osprey Pack taking in all of the warmth of the coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, I continued to brew until I filled  8 40 oz. HydroFlask bottles. When I finished, I packed it all up (not the cat) in an emergency blanket for extra heat and...
Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail

Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail

If you didn’t already know – I love hiking!  This past month I was able to knock off a hike on my bucket list and in a part of the U.S. I had yet to truly experience – the West Coast! I hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail in California/Nevada July 13-25. It...
Climbing – Best on the Rocks

Climbing – Best on the Rocks

For all of those who do not think we have excellent crags in the local area, I am about to prove you wrong.  We have phenomenal climbing areas from here in Fredericksburg to Seneca Rocks and the New River Gorge in West Virginia, and literally everywhere in between. ...