The first hike of the series was a success! All went as planned on Sunday with logistics and no one missed the train. Yay!
At 718, we believe that being able to conquer the next Adventure is more about what’s inside of you, as opposed to having the most expensive gear. Our Adventures have always aimed to “lower the barriers” of entry, with the goal of creating adventures that are attainable, diverse and inclusive.
Packing the “Ten Essentials” whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes or rides, is a good habit. On a basic trip you may use only a few of them or none at all. It’s when something goes awry that you’ll truly appreciate the value of carrying these items that could be essential to your survival.
Since we began our touring series, the 718 Summer Tour has been the Adirondack Loop. This is a well-traveled lap around the Adirondack Park in Northern New York State. Adirondack Park is absolutely stunning and, despite being located in the crowded northeast, is one of the largest nature preserves in the country.