A Baffin Vacation

Searching for a romantic vacation? Try Baffin Island! Remember: an expedition is the same thing as a vacation, it just depends on your attitude.

 

A Film by Sarah McNair-Landry and Erik Boomer

Produced by Erik Boomer, Sarah McNair-Landry, and Rush Sturges

Presented by Whitewater

 

While not condoned by the USNWC, guests should be advised that this film may feature strong language and adult themes which may not be appropriate for younger children.

The Ferryman

The Ferryman chronicles the tale of the man charged with transporting hikers of the Appalachian Trail across the most dangerous water crossing on the 2,200 mile trek: the Kennebec River.

Director – Carlo Nasisse

Presented by Whitewater

To The Grand

It was time to go somewhere new. We craved inspiration. There is no greater feeling than being so alive and full of fire. We were born to roam.

The only plan we had was to not have a plan. To just go, and take whatever road or trail looked like it led to something beautiful. To discover the natural surroundings that made us feel alive. These were the moments that inspired us to take this leap in to the wild back country of beautiful Wyoming. The valleys and lakes were just as amazing as the mountain tops. It was a chance to think about life. What we are doing right, what we are doing wrong.

We couldn’t believe we were immersed in a place we only read about and seen in pictures. It wasn’t a dream anymore. It was real.

Serge Skiba and Steve Yocom are North Carolina-based adventure photographers. For more of their work, check out their websites, earthcaptured.com and steveyocomphotography.com.

If Only

If Only

If only…
If only adventure was like some sort of sickness, and the cure could be found with some sort of cleanse, to flush the need for such things out of the body.

Since I began journeying into the wilder places of the world, adventure has only become more intriguing, more provocative. The contrast between a life that society claims as normal (live to work) and the life I try to lead (work to live) has only grown more obvious. The need to venture into new experiences has become an integral part of who I am.

I have listened to several people telling me they’d like to go on an adventure, hoping to “get it out of their system”. I can’t help but crack a smile. If only it worked like that… I’d be in a far different place than I am now, somewhere I’d probably rather not be. I probably wouldn’t have moved to Alaska. I probably wouldn’t have hiked the Appalachian Trail. I certainly wouldn’t have lead others to experience places I had never seen myself. I most definitely would not have hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. If only I had gotten it out of my system…what a scary thought.

I am delighted adventure doesn’t work that way. We try to evict and constrict adventure, like so many other things in life. No, the adventures and new experiences of life are what mold and form us into the people we are. I know I’d be a far worse person without mine, and I am so glad that they are not out of my system.

If only we could get adventure into everyone’s system.

Kern Ducote is currently El Capitan of Content Creation with Patagonia’s Worn Wear Tour. For more of his work, check out http://www.kernducote.com/.