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AcadianX Backpacking – Beginner to Advanced Trip Series

By Jeremiah Pastor | Oct 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many have asked for small local trips so that they can break in their backpacking experience.  In order to answer that call we have developed a trip series designed to take a person with little to no experience and build them up through a progression of local trips that will get them backcountry ready.  The …

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AcadianX Solo Backpacking Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

By Jeremiah Pastor | Oct 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

I set out on a solo backpacking trip to the Southwest quadrant of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in October of 2020.  This trip took me through 64 miles of Smoky Mountain backcountry where I was able to experience some of the highest and lowest elevation experiences of this national treasure.  I was also …

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AcadianX Paddling the Atchafalaya Basin

By Jeremiah Pastor | Oct 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Crew from AcadianX broke out the kayaks and took to the bayous and waterways of South Louisiana on a mission to explore the Atchafalaya Basin.  Our route began at the Bayou Courtableau Landing and wandered south through the swamp land for 22 miles until we reached our destination at the Atchafalaya Basin Landing in …

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Preliminary Trip Schedule for 2021

By Jeremiah Pastor | Oct 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is a preliminary list of possible trips AcadianX may take on in 2021.  This list is not set in stone but just a suggestion.  These trips will only happen if there are enough dedicated people to make it happen.  Usually about 3 people.  If you are interested in taking on one of these trips …

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Situational Awareness in the Backcountry

By Jeremiah Pastor | Sep 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is Situational Awareness? If you are around me enough you will hear me harp on situational awareness.  So, what do I mean by this?  Part of managing safety in the outdoors (or anywhere for that matter) is being constantly aware of the current conditions and changes in those conditions.  I first learned about this …

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AcadianX in Glacier National Park

By Jeremiah Pastor | Sep 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The team from AcadianX traveled to the northwest to take on the Northern Traverse at Glacier National Park.   Glacier National Park is an American national park located in northwestern Montana, on the Canada–United States border, adjacent to the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The park encompasses over 1 million acres and includes parts …

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Magnetic Declination Explained

By Jeremiah Pastor | Aug 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you look at a map they are oriented as north is facing the top of the page.  The north that is in that direction is known as “true north”, which means that it points directly towards the geographic North Pole.  A compass on the other hand, actually points toward “magnetic north” which is slightly …

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AcadianX in Yellowstone 2019

By Jeremiah Pastor | Aug 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

A team from AcadianX traveled to Montana to explore the southern region of Yellowstone National park in October of 2019.  Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872.  Yellowstone …

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Mental Health Benefits of Hiking in Nature!

By Jeremiah Pastor | Aug 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves,” wrote John Muir in Our National Parks. Clearly, John Muir understood the intrinsic value of spending time in nature.  So, when Muir …

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AcadianX in Eagle Rock Loop 2020

By Jeremiah Pastor | Aug 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

In June of 2020 a team from AcadianX traveled to the Ouachita National Forest to take on the backpacking trail known as Eagle Rock Loop.  The Ouachita National Forest is the oldest National Forest in the southern United States. The forest encompasses 1,784,457 acres (7,221 km2), including most of the scenic Ouachita Mountains. Six locations …

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