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5 Adventurous Quotes We Love!

5 Adventurous Quotes We Love!

by Austin Campbell April 12, 2017

Some days when we are stuck in the office and need a boost a few words of adventure wisdom are all we need to get through the day. We've gathered a few of our favorite quotes here to give everyone a little midweek motivation for their weekend adventures. We hope they inspire you as much as us and if you have a favorite quote leave it in the comments below to inspire the CloudLine community!

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5 Reasons You'll Love Joining an Indoor Climbing Gym

5 Reasons You'll Love Joining an Indoor Climbing Gym

by Austin Campbell February 10, 2017

The number of climbing gyms in North America has exploded since Seattle's Vertical World opened in 1987. As indoor climbing grew in popularity, gyms went from flat brick walls in drafty warehouses, to world class training gyms that offer intricate climbing walls, weights, aerobic equipment, yoga, and more. If you aren't a climber but love the outdoors, there's never been a better time to trade in your traditional gym for a climbing gym membership. 

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7 Ways to Fill the New Year with Epic Adventures

7 Ways to Fill the New Year with Epic Adventures

by Austin Campbell January 05, 2017

The new year is here and 2017 is already off to an adventurous start. This year we didn't make a new year's resolution. To be honest, we never stick to our resolutions anyways. In place of a resolution, we've committed to 7 ways we want to fill the new year with epic adventures. Check them out below and we hope a few of them will inspire you to have an adventurous new year!

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A Day on the Trail: Hiking Mt Rincon

A Day on the Trail: Hiking Mt Rincon

by Warren Maddox November 28, 2016

4:30 a.m. wake up call. 4 liters of water. 4 good friends. 1 hour drive. Bumpy back roads. Mountain views for breakfast. Cows, cows everywhere. MOO…OOOOVE.

The stoke is high as we begin our hike, running through the wash and bouncing over the rocky terrain deep in the mountain valley. Mt. Rincon towers in the distance. The cold morning air burns my nose and lungs. Hit the incline, pace is naturally slowed. Set the cruise control.

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12 Inspiring John Muir Quotes for Hikers and Backpackers

12 Inspiring John Muir Quotes for Hikers and Backpackers

by Austin Campbell October 25, 2016

John Muir is arguably one of the greatest adventurers in history. He was an author, philosopher, naturalist, inventor and of course a hiker. His efforts helped preserve Yosemite National Park and start the Sierra Club, and his writings continue to inspire new generations to get outside and experience nature through hiking and backpacking. Today we've gathered 12 of our favorite John Muir quotes, and we hope they will inspire you to plan your next adventure!

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The Trail to Recovery: From Fall to Trail Marathon

The Trail to Recovery: From Fall to Trail Marathon

by Warren Maddox July 06, 2016

6 months ago I was in a hospital bed questioning everything I was working towards. What am I doing? Why am I doing it? Is it worth it? These questions flooded through my mind washing away my confidence as it wreaked havoc on my psyche. Feeling totally lost. Confused. Scared. But I got out of that bed. And when I went home to rehabilitate I never stopped asking myself these questions. But I did begin to get some answers. What am I doing? I am doing what I love. I am living my life to its fullest capacity as well as I can. I am learning to love life! Why am I doing it? I am doing this for me. Is it worth it?

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5 Inspirational Quotes About the Great Outdoors

5 Inspirational Quotes About the Great Outdoors

by Austin Campbell June 29, 2016

Spending time in the great outdoors hiking or camping is one of the best ways we know to destress and recharge after a hectic work week. Whether it is Monday morning or Friday afternoon, we are always looking forward to spending the weekend outside. Here is another roundup of some of our current favorite quotes about the great outdoors to inspire your adventures this week. 

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My Name is Laura and I am a Climber

My Name is Laura and I am a Climber

by Laura Berridge June 25, 2016

Hi, my name is Laura. I love rock climbing. I had my first accident a few weeks ago. I learned for it and will be stronger because of it. Many people in my life told me I was not worth anything, and people still question and put me down. They do not know me, and I do not need them to validate my existence. My social media is the outlet in which I try to share my journey, but it is just a brief look into my life. I try to make it the best reputation of who I am, and I will never apologize for who I am. I plan on making a lot of my dreams a reality, and I support everyone who has a dream that they are trying to make a reality. And hey, haters are always going to hate.

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5 Adventure Films Streaming Free on Vimeo

5 Adventure Films Streaming Free on Vimeo

by Austin Campbell June 16, 2016

When we aren't out hiking, backpacking or exploring we are usually dreaming up our next big adventure. One of the ways we feed our hunger for adventure while stuck at home is by surfing the internet and watching videos that detail the adventures of other explorers. Here is a collection of short films that have recently inspired our wanderlust and led to the planning of epic adventures this summer. We hope that something you see inspires you to plan something big and that you'll send us a note or picture from wherever your adventures take you!

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The Rewards of the Mountains

The Rewards of the Mountains

by Brandon Yonke June 14, 2016

When I arrived in Leadville, I stopped to grab a late-afternoon cup of coffee from City on a Hill, partly for the roasted goodness, but more to bother the locals for beta on the proximate 14ers. Mt. Elbert, Leadville’s backyard mountain, and Colorado’s tallest peak, was just begging to be climbed as the sun silhouetted the mountain from the other side. The orange horizon was interrupted only by the jagged outline of the Sawatch range, with Elbert piercing the sky.

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5 Quotes That Will Motivate You to Hike More

5 Quotes That Will Motivate You to Hike More

by Austin Campbell May 17, 2016

Are you stuck at work all week daydreaming about weekend adventures? Us too! We'd rather be hiking, but someone has to make the world's best hiking socks. But don't worry, we've gathered a few of our favorite outdoor quotes to help you get through the work week and inspire epic weekend adventures. 

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Meet Adventurer, Skier, and Artist Kelli Spencer

Meet Adventurer, Skier, and Artist Kelli Spencer

by Kelli Spencer May 06, 2016

From the beginning of my childhood, I was encouraged to wander, explore, and create. That basic principle of discovering the unknown has led me on a journey of big mountain exploring consisting of skiing, climbing, ice climbing, hiking, and kayaking. I push every boundary and challenge myself constantly, both mentally and physically.

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John Muir Quotes That Will Make You Want To Get Outside And Go Hiking

John Muir Quotes That Will Make You Want To Get Outside And Go Hiking

by Austin Campbell April 19, 2016

John Muir spent much of his life advocating for wilderness and writing about his outdoor adventures. We have his efforts to thank for Yosemite and the creation of the National Park system. His collection of writing on the topic of the outdoors have given us many inspiring quotes that remind us to make time to get outside and go hiking. Here are a few of our favorites, including graphics you can save or print to put on your wall at work, the fridge or wherever you need a reminder to get outside. 

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10 Tips for Hiking and Backpacking with Your Dog

10 Tips for Hiking and Backpacking with Your Dog

by Austin Campbell April 06, 2016

Most dog breeds love to get outside for a hike, almost as much as they love treats. My dog instantly goes nuts when he sees my daypack or I start loading up my overnight pack. He loves exploring the trails of the Pacific Northwest and sleeping in our tent. If you have a new puppy or your dog hasn't spent much time hiking or backpacking, these are a few tips to make sure you both have an epic and safe day on the trail. 

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5 Adventure Quotes to Inspire Spring Hiking and Backpacking Adventures

5 Adventure Quotes to Inspire Spring Hiking and Backpacking Adventures

by Austin Campbell March 23, 2016

Spring is finally here, the snow is starting to melt and many of our favorite trails and peaks are ready for hiking! Spring is the perfect time to hit the trail and get back into top hiking shape. We've gathered a few of our favorite outdoor quotes to inspire everyone to get outside and enjoy as much spring hiking as possible. So pull on your favorite hiking socks, and head for the mountains for a Spring hike this weekend!

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11 Reasons Van Life Should be in Your Future

11 Reasons Van Life Should be in Your Future

by Austin Campbell March 08, 2016

If you're a fan of SNL you probably remember Chris Farley's hilarious skit as Matt Foley the motivational speaker, where he tries to scare kids straight by telling them they will end up living in a van down by the river. Although we love this skit, Matt Foley was totally wrong, living in a van is actually awesome and we have 11 reasons to prove it!

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5 North Carolina Day Hikes You Should Do

5 North Carolina Day Hikes You Should Do

by Kristin Wood February 26, 2016

So often people think of the west as a hiking mecca. When really, some of the best hiking in the country is located in North Carolina. With four national forests (Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, Croatan) the Great Smokey Mountains (the most popular national park in the USA) and the Appalachian Trail running through it, it is hard to beat. North Carolina has Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak on the East Coast, and the Linville Gorge which is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the East. If you are just a beginning hiker or an experienced one, North Carolina has something for you.

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12 Hiking & Adventure Books Worth Reading

12 Hiking & Adventure Books Worth Reading

by Austin Campbell February 10, 2016

At CloudLine, the only thing we like better than a great pair of hiking socks is a good book, and our favorite books are about the adventures we live for. Even when we count every ounce in our packs when backpacking, we never think twice about bringing a good book. Here we have gathered 12 of our favorite outdoor books for hikers, climbers, paddlers, and the adventurous.

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5 John Muir Quotes that Will Make You Want to Go Hiking

5 John Muir Quotes that Will Make You Want to Go Hiking

by Austin Campbell February 02, 2016

John Muir is one of our outdoor heroes. Without his influence, and inspiration we might not have our national park system. Hiking might not be as popular and CloudLine might never have created the world's best merino wool hiking socks. In short, we all have John Muir to thank for many of our favorite hikes and outdoor adventures!

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Converting a School Bus into an Adventure Mobile

Converting a School Bus into an Adventure Mobile

by Elle & Jeff Ivy January 31, 2016

Hi! We're Jeff & Elle Ivy, a newlywed couple from Texas. We are about to embark on the adventure that some only consider to be a daydream. A spontaneous 1000-mile move took us to Denver, and a few unforgettable day hikes in Colorado had gotten our wheels spinning, we would ask "How can we make this our everyday life?" After feeling the serenity and the beauty of the outside world, that seemed like something that had to be done. It didn’t make sense to continue to struggle and stress over paying rent, utilities and other pointless bills when there was such a majestic part of life that was waiting. So the ideas began.

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On the Edge: Hiking, Adventure and Risk

On the Edge: Hiking, Adventure and Risk

by Warren Maddox January 29, 2016

I keep trying to open a book or go to sleep but as the words slip by the same re-run plays over and over in my head. Foot slips. Hands catch. Rock rips. Fall.

I met Steven early that morning so we could get a nice head start on our hike. Steven tells me it’s a 7 mile hike and relatively strenuous one as far as he can tell from the research he had done. I asked him if it was 7 miles there and back or one way, he didn’t know. I was up for either.

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6 Outdoor Goals for Your New Year's Resolutions

6 Outdoor Goals for Your New Year's Resolutions

by Austin Campbell December 29, 2015

New Years Eve is only a few days away and it's time to contemplate making New Years Resolutions. Let's ditch the usual resolutions and instead keep things simple and resolve to have more adventures this year. To that end, we've gathered 6 fun outdoor goals to help inspire your New Year Resolutions. 

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10 Tips for Surviving Your First Adventure Race

10 Tips for Surviving Your First Adventure Race

by Theresa D'Aquila December 27, 2015

An Adventure Race is a team event involving racing over an unmarked course lasting from several hours up to multiple days. If you love hiking, mountaineering, and the outdoors we highly recommend you put an Adventure Race on your bucket list for 2016 and beyond. 

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5 of Our All Time Favorite Outdoor Adventure Quotes!

5 of Our All Time Favorite Outdoor Adventure Quotes!

by Austin Campbell December 19, 2015

We've gathered five of our favorite outdoor quotes to get you through the days when you're stuck at work and can't get outside. These quotes are from some of our heroes, noted adventurers, authors, and explorers that have inspired a love of hiking in us. So prepare to be inspired, grab your daypack, snacks, and favorite hiking socks and plan your next hike!

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