Hike Mount Katahdin

Every year in the fall, a group of friends get together to hike up a mountain in New England. In the past, it’s been Mount Washington, up in New Hampshire. This year, the seven of us made the trek up north to Baxter State Park in Millinocket, Maine. Eight hours in the car later, we made it to the Katahdin Stream Campground. Baked beans and hotdogs o’ plenty were all set for the weekend. After a night around the campfire eating and star gazing into the beautiful, clear Main skies, we set off for our tents as the cold-front came …

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Hiking the Stratton Pond Loop [Video]

An overnight hiking trip that took us into the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont where the Appalachian Trail meets up with the Long Trail. This loop takes you up to the summit of Stratton Mountain and ends by a pristine lake at the base on the back side. Lakeside camping is the gem of this route. Bluebird day for the entire hike and couldn’t ask for more than pepperoni over the fire… am I right?! Zachary KenneyMy name is Zachary Kenney and I’m an adventure filmmaker & photographer.  My passion is to tell stories that will hopefully motivate you to …

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Preakness Infieldfest – Chainsmokers

It’s that time of year again… when all my friends and I pile into one hotel room for a epic weekend in the great city of Baltimore, MD. This year’s Preakness was headlined by the Chainsmokers and the rain didn’t hold them back. And for the second time now, they’ve put on the most epic show. Over 2,000 kegs were ordered this year for the event and I doubt a single one left without being kicked. Oh… And there was a horse race, which was pretty sweet too. Zachary KenneyMy name is Zachary Kenney and I’m an adventure filmmaker & …

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First Pilot Experience Flight Over CT

I’ve always had a passion for flying ever since I saw Maverick buzzed the tower in Top Gun. It still amazes me that massive machines can soar through the air at the speed of sound, with such grace and ease; even though it’s what I do for a living. But we take flying in airplanes for granted, just a another form of transportation that can get me on vacation or to a meeting faster than if I drove there. I was excited to regain my appreciation for flight back in 2014 when I went up in a coworkers plane, and …

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Big Air Skiing in Vermont

Go Big or go home right? … The famous last words from one of your buddies that always ends up in medical, at least once a ski season. Yet, we all keep pushing our limits to go bigger and bigger every time we are on the mountain or in the terrain park. Why is that? In my brief, but awesome immersion into skiing, I’ve seen people throw down some of the biggest tricks in person, and also seen some of the gnarliest crashes. Now, I know I don’t ski with professionals, but the stoke is all the same. So then, …

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THON: 46 hours on your feet… for the kids

Without a doubt, THON (Penn State’s IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon) became so much more than a single weekend each year while I attended Penn State (2014). I couldn’t believe that there were hundreds and hundreds of people willing to stand for 46 straight hours to raise money for pediatric cancer. But the more incredible fact was that this philanthropy wasn’t raising pocket change here and there, their annual totals were in the millions of dollars, yes a $1 followed by six 0s. THON affects so many children’s and families lives, along with the countless amounts of others involved, that it is …

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Best Year of My Life: 2015 Year in Review

Woah. What can I say about 2015? It came and went, like a set of exploding fireworks being fired from a monster truck that was driven by a tiger in a Top Gun flight suit….. Awesome. It was a year of firsts, seconds, and once-is-enoughs. 2015 took me to new heights and far off places, literally. I’ve learned an incredible amount that cannot even begin to be quantified or put into words, but I will try. Rather than try to force wisdom upon anyone, I’ll just stick to how my goal that I set for myself turned 2015 into the best …

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Finding a Passion in Glade Skiing

“Whatever you do, don’t hit the trees. They don’t move when you hit’m.” A friend yelled back to me as he dropped in at the top of the line and disappeared into the woods. What followed that run was a passion for skiing that grew and grew even until this day. Glade skiing is just another phrase for skiing between the trees or in the woods. Half of you might be thinking, “Why would anyone want to do that?” While the other half knows exactly the feeling you get when charging through a fresh coating of snow as you bounce …

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Rocktoberfest: First Rock Climbing Comp

I began rock climbing last winter, 2014, and like mostly everything else, I got hooked immediately. It opened my eyes to a whole new world of challenges, atmosphere, people, and of course the fun. I love competition,  I have ever since I was a kid playing all the sports I could, but seeing the great climbers at the gym really turned me away from entering any of the competitions my local gym held. Thankfully, this past October, a not-so-serious comp was held with more of an emphasis on hanging out and having a good time rather than beating the other …

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Hiking the Franconia Ridge

44°09′39″N 71°38′40″W One of the most rigorous, yet beautiful, hikes in the Northeast, and absolutely worth it for the views. Located in the beautiful town of Franconia, NH, Mount Lafayette was easily accessible from Route 93 which runs through the Franconia notch between Franconia Ridge and Cannon Mountain. After a late start to the morning, we finally made it to the parking lot around 11:30AM. We knew that this was going to take 6-7 hours, which meant daylight was going to be scarce by the time we reached the bottom. Our plan was to knock off Lafayette, Lincoln, and Little Haystack …

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