Adventure Post

: Burning Calories and Crushing Miles

By Sean Callahan – Chosatonga Wilderness Staff ’21 It started with a phone call, and ended with 102 miles on the Appalachian Trail.  Back in April, I received a call from a friend encouraging me to pursue a summer backpacking leadership position down in North Carolina. After researching and noticing the outdoor components of the…

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: Love the Wild

I remember most the silence.  Prayer flags and pennants floated from the stone houses around us–houses that seemed to have grown into the landscape itself.  They were less like stones stacked one on another by human hands and more like crags in the cold and barren hillside, weathered and roughened by centuries.  From that hilltop…

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: Laugh Often

Paddlers have an additional gene.  I wasn’t really aware of it growing up.  I paddled at camp, but horses were my passion so I didn’t learn about this amazing phenomena.  In November David and I were invited to join a fantastic group of people on a rafting trip in the Grand Canyon.  A bunch of…

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: An Invitation

“The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, of fertile soil. The great poets, philosophers, prophets, able men whose thoughts and deeds have moved the world, have come down from the mountains — mountain-dwellers who have grown strong there with the forest trees in Nature’s work-shops.” – John Muir My…

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: JC Climbs Everest Equivalent for a Great Cause

Hello, my name is Eddie Perez and I am a Junior Counselor here at Camp Chosatonga from Memphis, Tennessee. For the last seven years, I have been blessed to call this community rooted deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains my home. Throughout these last few months, a majority of my time has been put into…

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