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The Venture Out Project

The Venture Out Project is a nonprofit leading the way to provide a safe and fun space for queer, trans, and LGBTQ+ people to experience the outdoors.

The Best Case For Doing Less And Resting More This Winter

Winter is right around the corner and my outdoor friends are as excited about the upcoming adventures, as my kids are about Christmas. Some of our outdoor peeps are discussing the local slopes in North Carolina others are planning big trips out west, many of my hiking and mountaineering friends are picking...

Four Tips For Rainy Day Foot Care

I’m writing this blog on a rainy – and I mean torrential – day from the comfort of my couch, however, any time it rains like this, with raindrops pounding the ground and a forecast that predicts 100% precipitation for days on end, I always think of the hikers and backpackers who are walking through...

On The Water With Chev Dixon Of Hudson River Riders

“I THINK IT’S CURIOSITY, SOMETIMES, AND NOT KNOWING WHAT’S THERE. THEY WERE PROBABLY HEARING THINGS WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER AND DEVELOPED A PHOBIA OR A FEAR OF THE WATER… WAIT, LET’S LET THIS TRAIN GO BY AGAIN…” Chevaughn Dixon, AKA Chev, is explaining to us why...

6 Tips For Keeping Kids (And Adults) Happy On A Hike

by Jennifer Pharr Davis “Mom, are we there yet?” “How far is it?” “Where are we going, anyways?” “Do we have any snacks?”  “I’ve gotta use the bathroom.”  “I’m bored!” Family road trip? Well, yes. But these are also the same lines we hear on the trail when we go hiking with our kids. For the...