[Wild Outside] Episode 8: Jenny & Franklin Baker

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This week we sat down with Jenny and Franklin to discuss the Georgia Jewel Trail Race, SheVentures, and how they originally fell in love with Chattanooga.
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New Location with Grand Re-Opening!

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Learn about our move and new location to the North Shore!  Join us in celebrating for our grand re-opening and learn about our sales and rental options.
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[Wild Outside] Episode 7: Mike Skiles & Trey Wheeler

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[Wild Outside] Episode 7: Mike Skiles & Trey Wheeler

This week we discuss mountain biking and trail building with Mike Skiles of Suck Creek Cycle and Trey Wheeler of SORBA.

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[Wild Outside] Episode 6: Kellye Tilford & Mindy Haworth

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[Wild Outside] Episode 6: Kellye Tilford & Mindy Haworth

This week we discuss preperation and training for a stage race. Plus we explore concerns and misconceptions surrounding women and trail running. 

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SUP The State with Randy Whorton - 2017

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This year marked Randy's 4th annual SUP pilgrimage across our great state of Tennessee.  Beginning September 7th, the trip took him about 290 miles from just shy of the Kentucky border all the way to the skirts of the Alabama state border via local rivers and lakes.  His completion of this trip each year has heightened awareness for the potential of endurance stand up paddling, while testing his own SUP limitations, and has raised funds to improve paddling in the area.

Randy Whorton is well known for being the founder of Chattanooga's Wild Trails Organization, with a mission to encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle through trail running and other forms of outdoor recreation.  A Chattanoogan since 2005, with a love of the outdoors for nearly 30 years, Randy has a love for trail running, endurance SUPing, rock climbing, golf, slack-line, trampoline, along with an affiinity for juggling.  

Originally a test to push his personal limits, his expedition now presses limits as well as helps raise awareness for the sport of paddle boarding.  His trips in 2014-2016 took him an astounding 7 days to finish.

 

Randy's 2017 SUP THE STATE Journey

Day One: Randy hits the water about 8am, a mile or so from the Kentucky border.  During this beautiful day he paddles down to Powell River, setting up camp about 7pm.

Day Two: Randy leaves his sweet camping spot about 7am, making his way from Norris Dam to Oak Ridge, TN.

Day Three: He heads out, traveling from Clinch River to Kingston, TN - making a sweet shore camping spot about 8pm in downtown Kingston.

We hope to get some L2 crew involved in the 2018 SUP THE STATE.  Look out for future updates on this incredible excursion! 

 

 

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