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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...

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...

Interview With Jennifer Pharr Davis

She was 21 when she first thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. That was 17 years ago. Since then, Jennifer Pharr Davis has hiked more than 14,000 miles on 6 different continents, achieved the fastest known finish of the AT (46 days, an average of 47 miles a day), and achieved her goal of hiking in all 50...

Bootstrapped: Creating The Pisgah

In 2009, CEO Philip Curry moved to Vietnam to create Astral’s first-ever shoes. While he had arrived in Saigon with the goal of making his shoe designs a reality, he hadn’t anticipated the influence that life in Vietnam would soon have on his designs. That influence–a combination of French and...

10 Tips For Staying Safe On Trail

About the Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis is an author, speaker, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company. She has hiked over 14,000 miles – mostly alone – on six different continents. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked whether or not I feel...

5 Unique Ways To "Biohack Your Fitness" For The Summer

By Natali Zollinger Summer is officially here and with it’s endless sunny days to paddle those waterways it’s time to start thinking about your fitness. With not much time to spare, we wanted to help you jumpstart your body towards “getting in and staying in shape” all summer long with 5 unique tips...