Outdoor Enthusiast’s Heaven – Smoky Mountains National Park

smoky-mountainsThe Smoky Mountains offers an incredible range of diverse activities for visitors to take advantage of. Hiking, cycling, fishing, and the exploration of wildlife and historical sites are available for all people; whether you are brand-new to the tangled wildlife of a national park or an expert, there are opportunities for everyone. Shorter trails are available for those who are more inexperienced, and there are even specially designated child-friendly trails are offered.

A basic understanding of what to do in a dangerous situation involving black bears should be maintained before a trip to the Smoky Mountains. Black bears are often unpredictable and violent animals, and one should not approach them or allow them to approach. In order to not encourage problems between humans and bears, do not throw away food into the wilderness, and certainly do not offer food to the bears.

However, black bears and other forms of wildlife is always a pleasure to view from a distance with a camera or telescope, and should definitely be done. Just remember that safety is first!

Mammoth, It’s a Cave!

mammoth-caveMammoth Cave is quite literally mammoth. It is the longest cave system in the world, and its lengthy 390 miles are located in central and south Kentucky, and it is known as a part of the Green River Valley. However, that number is bound to change in the near future as researchers continue to discover new branches of caves.

Mammoth Cave is home to some bizarre yet fascinating rock formations. Take a trip to the Frozen Niagara entrance and take pictures of the most photographed part of the cave system. Take a cave tour and explore the Rotunda and the Snowball rooms, or squeeze through passages such as Fat Man’s Misery and Tall Man’s Misery. Even visit the Lost River Cave, a section of Mammoth Cave through which you will experience an underground lake tour, ducking under the low ceiling.

For overnight stays, try camping on one of the various campgrounds located in the park. There are many modernized ones while more experienced campers can take the opportunity in the primitive campgrounds.

Splitter Choss Apparel Launch

Adayak is proud to announce the launch of a new partner – Splitter Choss.

Splitter Choss is one of the top climbing blogs out there. Based in Colorado, BJ Sbarra does an excellent job bringing up everything in the world of climbing.

Check out the great selection we have – including tees for men & women, plus hooded sweatshirts for the winter.

Adayak Review From Rugged Innovations

Our friend Ariel Castro over at Rugged Innovations was kind enough to review one of our rock climbing shirts. Ariel took the tee on a trip to Donner Pass in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains. It withstood the rugged nature of his climb and provided comfort along the way.

Check out his full review over at Rugged Innovations.


If you run a blog and have purchased any of our items before – we would love to see a product review! Shoot us an email once it’s live and we’ll help spread the word.

All New Cragmama Tees & More

Adayak is proud to announce the launch of our newest partnership – Cragmama. Cragmama is an excellent blog in the climbing community and focuses on a mom’s journey of raising her “cragbaby” to experience and have a love for the outdoors at an early age. Cragmama is run by Erica Lineberry, who is also a contributing author for The Climbing Zine.

We came up with a couple of really cool options for all the CragMamas, CragDads and Cragkids out there. Shop now – shirts range from $12-$20