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Appalachia & Beyond - a blog from a family who lives, works, and plays in the Appalachia

Family Wilds - a Nashville family blogs about their experiences of raising a child in the outdoors

fiddleharpa - our friend, Nick's site about an unusual instrument. The fiddleharpa is a cross between a fiddle and a harpsichord - at least that's my guess!

Marking My Territory - walking their dogs the bloggers give trip reports and advise for dog lovers

Outcast Hikers - a hiking group of workers from the Murfreesboro Fire Department tell stories of their hiking adventures


National Parks - many parks are managed by the National Parks. Use the sites search helps to find just the right Park for you.

Tennessee State Parks - home for the Parks with links to all of the individual Park's pages

Nashville Metro Parks - link to the Nashville Park's trails, mountain bike trails, and greenways

Regional Information

Edge Trekker (Tennessee Plateau Region) - Edge Trekker is an online platform for exploring the possibilitites of travel in the Cumberland Plateau region.

Hiking and Climbing Sites

14ers - if you want to climb the highest Colorado Mountains, this is the site for you

Mountain Project - basically a rock climbing site, but with routes of all grades all across the States

Summit Post - mountain routes from all around the world, the site has an incredible database from users


Backcountry Gear - an Oregon store that also has an online presence, we have found many hard to find products at Backcountry Gear and they have excellent customer service

Cumberland Transit - Nashville's outdoor store. The knowledgable staff will answer all your outdoor questions

Eastern Mountain Sports - the outdoor store chain in the northeast. I bought my first 60/40 jacket from them many years ago and have shopped a the company since (cloudhiking affiliate)

Fly South - a great fly fishing shop in Nashville. If you want to catch fish, Jim will hook you up

REI - the Daddy of the outdoor stores. They are big and can be overpowering to the small local stores, but they are a Co-op and are essentially owned by the members - good deals and even better customer service (cloudhiking affiliate)

Rocky Mountain Trail - located in the heart of Colorado in Buena Vista, the small store offers quality gear (cloudhiking affiliate)

Ultralight Adventure Equipment - ultralight gear made by ultralight hikers and made in the states.