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Lauren Hudgins
Support September: The Venture Out Project

Support September: The Venture Out Project

Each September, Cnoc Outdoors pledges 10% of the revenue from our website to an organization working hard to keep up our trails and care for our communities. For 2019, our recipient is The Venture Out Project, an organization that leads backpacking and wilderness trips for the queer and transgender community. In the past, Cnoc Outdoors has donated Vectos to make it easier for The Venture Out Project to take groups on trips with long stretches between water sources. Perry Cohen is a trans man who saw a need to create safer spaces in the outdoors for queer and transgender adventurers, so he left corporate life...

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Lauren Hudgins
The Last Trekking Poles You'll Ever Need to Buy on Mars?

The Last Trekking Poles You'll Ever Need to Buy on Mars?

  Nice landing. Is there something familiar about that helicopter? We have some really cool news about our manufacturing partner Goodwinds Composites! Along with them making our carbon fiber tubes for our new Cnoc trekking poles, they are also providing parts for the landing gear of NASA's first helicopter on Mars, scheduled for launch in 2020. The helicopter will prove the "viability of heavier-than-air vehicles flying on another planet" and deliver beautiful high resolution color photos of the stark red landscape. That's big news for a company in a little town like Mt. Vernon. We couldn't be more excited to...

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Lauren Hudgins
Deb and the Curvy Kili Crew

Deb and the Curvy Kili Crew

Deb Malkin is a fat-positive massage therapist from the Bay Area who hiked Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this March with the Curvy Kili Crew, a group of 20 plus-sized adventuresome women.

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Lauren Hudgins
Trail Triumph: Ashley Samuel and the Appalachian Trail

Trail Triumph: Ashley Samuel and the Appalachian Trail

Ashley Samuel hiked the AT, summiting Katahdin on September 14. We followed her adventure on Instagram (appropriately her name is rainyhikes) and caught up with her by email.

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