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Camping Gear Review: The Gregory Jade 38 Backpack

Maddie got a new backpack for camping last Christmas and after a few great trips with it, here are her thoughts!

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Backpacking Caprock Canyon

This last weekend we got away to hike out at Caprock Canyon State Park. A few hours away, it was a part of Texas I hadn't seen before and it did not disappoint.

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Camping Gear Review: The Nube

Today we are talking about my favorite gear for camping, The Nube by Sierra Madre Research!

This is basically a suspended tent for your hammocks. Jared and I love our tent, but never slept very well on our camping trips due to sleeping on the ground. Plus, our tent would flood during those lovely Texas spring rainstorms.

Enter the Christmas I bought Jared a hammock. He is so excited about it, he tells me about this fantastic company called Sierra Madre Research. And, they have an ingenious system that allows us to sleep well and stay dry. 

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The Thrill of Adventure

Fear can be a positive motivator instead of a debilitating emotion. 

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First Backpacking Experience: Things We Learned

We are fresh back from our first backpacking experience. We learned a lot while we were out on the trails! We thought we would share a little bit of our experience with you so you can learn from our wins and losses and hopefully have a great backpacking experience for yourselves!

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Smoky Mountains Trip: Part 3

Last weekend we had the amazing opportunity to go backpack in the Smoky Mountains! We headed up to Tennessee via Knoxville and then drove into the North Carolina Part of the park to tackle the Mount Sterling loop. 17 miles round trip in three days with 4,000 feet worth of an elevation change. It was a challenge, but we loved it!

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Smoky Mountains Trip: Part 2

Last weekend we had the amazing opportunity to go backpack in the Smoky Mountains! We headed up to Tennessee via Knoxville and then drove into the North Carolina Part of the park to tackle the Mount Sterling loop. 17 miles round trip in three days with 4,000 feet worth of an elevation change. It was a challenge, but we loved it!

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Smoky Mountains Trip: Part 1

Last weekend we had the amazing opportunity to go backpack in the Smoky Mountains! We headed up to Tennessee via Knoxville and then drove into the North Carolina Part of the park to tackle the Mount Sterling loop. 17 miles round trip in three days with 4,000 feet worth of an elevation change. It was a challenge, but we loved it!

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Our Fitness Plan: Part 1

We have a new set of fitness challenges coming up over the next six months. From backpacking to training for two half marathons, we are looking to really amp up our strength and to get back into running after injury. Here's our plan for how to accomplish our goals!

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