January 20th, 2007 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Rollapoolooza is an indoor, whitewater focused kayaking event held at Optimist Pool, an indoor Olympic-sized swimming pool. The attendees gain instruction, swap equipment, share stories, watch videos, test skills, view or try out new product lines, purchase paddling related products, or simply enjoy the festive social atmosphere. (more…)
Archive for December, 2006
Photos from the 12/8 Little Windows show at GOPC Greenville. Julee and Mark played a show laden with traditional Christmas tunes from 7 to 9 and delighted customers as they checked off item after item from their shopping list.
The highlight of the night was provided by a bespectacled dancing toddler girl that was overcome by Little Windows’ powerful tunes and danced a jig to the delight of the audience.
** the Jan 18 Adventure Talk in Winston-Salem is RESCHEDULED for FEB 8 due to weather.
FREE Slide Shows & Films presented by PATAGONIA
The Garage 110 West 7th Street, Downtown Winston-Salem Arts District
Every Thursday at 7pm January 4th-25th
January 4: Patagonia Paddling Ambassador, Jon Bowermaster
OCEANS 8 Project: Since 1999, Jon and his expedition teams have been sea kayaking around the world one continent at a time, studying both the health of the seas and the lives of people who depend on them – plus having a fair amount of adventure along the way. Having completed seven of the eight expeditions, with only Antarctica to go, this promises to be a captivating tale, with awe-inspiring imagery, of his adventures thus far.
January 11: Alaska Night with Rich and Lisa Chisholm and Rod Hunter
Two Views of Denali: This pair of videos, narrated by Rich and Lisa Chisholm, feature Denali, the highest peak in North America The first chronicles an endurance climb of the West Buttress in 2004. The second details a steep alpine-style ascent of the West Rib in 2005. This evening presentation will be followed by a question and answer session, including tips on how to get started in mountaineering.
Grizzlies in the Wild: If you’ve ever wanted to get close to wild grizzlies – without threat to life and limb – this is your chance. In this film, Rod Hunter recounts his July 2006 backpacking trek through Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve, a rugged coastal region known for its volcanoes, pristine waterways and large, animated bears, including an 800-pounder frolicking in a mud bath. Come early or stay late to meet members of the local Sierra Club chapter. They’ll have information on current campaigns and how you can get involved.
January 25: Randy Jacinto
Refresh Your Perspective: With no itinerary and no expectations, Randy Jacinto explores Southeast Asia by bicycle, just embracing impulse, the beauty of different cultures and living a surreal adventure.
February 8: Jeff Brewer & John Pugh
From Mountains to Sea: What is a thousand miles long and two-feet wide? It’s North Carolina’s Mountains to Sea Trail (MST), the state’s first and only linear, multi-use trail stretching from Clingman’s Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks. Follow Jeff for a photographic tour of his fall 2003 thru-hike. You’ll also learn where construction and maintenance work is taking place on the MST, and how you can help. >> MORE INFO
John Pugh (GOPC Staff) will be presenting a slideshow from his 2175 mile Southbound Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2000. Slideshow will be followed by a AT Prep Overview (he will have his pack!) and Q/A session. This is a great event for aspiring Thru-Hikers, past AT hikers or those who love the outdoors! >> MORE INFO
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE. For more info call 336.727.0906
* Stay afterwards for live music and libations on select nights. For a detailed schedule, visit www.the-garage.ws
As a wilderness outfitter, we equip folks so they are comfortable in the outdoors. The thought of voluntarily leaving a warm, dry home requires the confidence that one’s gear is adequate protection for the journey. Shelter, food, and clothing, things normally taken for granted, become a priority as we embark into the wild. And for the adventurer, the return to a home affords the opportunity to savor the memories of the trip.
Habitat Day reminds us that not everyone has an affordable home. This year, through the generous support of MSR and Cascade Designs, our “Shelter and Comfort” campaign spread the vision of “every family in a healthy home, a peaceful neighborhood, in a sustainable, diverse, tolerant, and vibrant community.” We appreciate the help that you provided in support of Habitat for Humanity.
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Featured Gear this month comes from MSR (Mountain Safety Research) and Therm-A-Rest. Quality products from these 2 brands have provided shelter & comfort for numerous staff adventures.
At MSR, the driving principle behind all tent designs is livability. As in two-person tents that truly accommodate two people, thoughtfully designed entrances, and vestibules generous enough for food prep or gear storage. Dissect an MSR tent and you’ll find the highest quality, most durable fabrics, meshes, and poles available—customized for that tent’s intended use.
Three decades after inventing the self-inflating mattress, Therm-a-Rest remains the most trusted name in outdoor comfort.