Ready, Set, Reach Climbing

Ready, Set, Reach Climbing

I am incredibly lucky to have such knowledgable friends, particularly, ones that like to go climbing. These friends also make super adventure partners and teachers. This past week I got to spend a few days with some of them at Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. I went to...
Paddling Widewater

Paddling Widewater

I didn’t have much to do on Monday afternoon so I decided I’d head to Hope Springs Marina and take a kayak out for a paddle. River Rock Outfitter has kayaks and Stand Up Paddle boards (SUPs) for rent out at the marina. They are open 9am to 7pm Friday through Monday. I...
Santa Fe Century Ride 2016

Santa Fe Century Ride 2016

I stepped off my yoga mat and onto a road bike for the first time this summer. Everyone knows me as the Yogi-Kate or the SUP instructor, and that is where I am most comfortable–on the mat or on a board. My latest adventure took me outside of my comfort zone and...
The Grandest of Canyons

The Grandest of Canyons

Last weekend I returned home from my first trip to one of the most special places in our country: Grand Canyon National Park. When I first walked up to the north rim of the canyon, it felt like my idea of up and down had been flipped. The land that the canyon is cut...
Rocky Mountain Fire 90% Contained!!

Rocky Mountain Fire 90% Contained!!

As you’ve probably heard, for the last 12 days a large forest fire has been burning in Shenandoah National Park in the park’s southern district. The fire was first reported on April 16 on the Rocky Mountain Trail, and is assumed to have been human caused...
Trail Season has Begun: The Appalachian Trail in 2016

Trail Season has Begun: The Appalachian Trail in 2016

In the 1920s, a group of conservationists began work on a trail that would span the incredible (and endangered) Appalachian mountains of the Eastern United States.  Their goal was to provide people with a place to “get away” from their everyday lives.  For...