The Kindness Rocks Project

Kindness Rocks Project, hand holding a painted rock

Have you ever been hiking and stumbled across a rock that was turned into a canvas for an art piece? We have been finding these a lot lately; from the trail, to the grocery store parking lot. It turns out this is part of the Kindness Rocks Project. A project that has the mission of blocking out all of the negativity that surrounds us in the world, and focusing in on positive and uplifting messages. It could be a drawing, a kind word, or an inspiring quote.

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Gear Review – Chaco Z/1 Classic


Most people are familiar with the Chaco brand these days, but if you aren’t, meet the Chaco Z/1 Classic. It could be one of the most versatile pieces of gear in your bag, or even your closet. For a few months now, we have been testing them everywhere. From the beaches, to the mountains, to the bicycles, heck… even the shower at the gym. That’s right folks, don’t go barefoot in locker rooms. Anyways, we think it’s safe to say that we have finally came to a conclusion on them.

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Weekend Adventure – Lake Norman

danner boots, map

Ah, a three day weekend. How refreshing. It’s just enough time to get your life in order, have some fun, and recharge the batteries. If you are following us on Instagram, you know that we have been struggling with time management. There are so many ideas we have, and projects we want to start working on. The issue though, is finding disposable time to tackle everything with. The goods news is that we may have found a system that will keep things running smoothly around here. If it actually works, we’ll do a post later and fill you in. This weekend we headed out for a little fun at Lake Norman State Park.

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How to predict the weather with an old adage.


You most likely know the old saying. “Red sky at night, hiker’s delight. Red sky in morning, hiker’s warning.” Ok, maybe not that “exact” version. Chad’s mom used to tell him that old adage when he was growing up. We’re not sure if she knew any actual science behind it though. It’s just one of those proverbs people pick up along the way. The reaquestion though, is there any truth to it? Could it actually help you while you are out in the backcountry with no cell service? Well, let’s dig into it and find out.

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