Category Archives: Local Activities

Local Activities

Simplification – The Art of Carrying Less on the A.T.

Rose Turner’s Thoughts from the Appalachian Trail A thru-hike is an extended meditation on the art of simplification. While the exact contents or weight of your pack are far from being the only determinant in whether you will succeed in your intended thru-hike, the combination of what you carry in your pack, your head, and […]

River and Peak Outfitter is Front Royal’s Exclusive Altra Running Dealer.

Women's Timp 1.5

River and Peak Outfitter is excited to announce that we are the exclusive dealer of Altra Running shoes in Front Royal, VA.  Located just 3.5 miles from the Appalachian Trail road crossing at Highway 522, we can be conveniently found at the north entrance to the Shenandoah National Park.  We carry a complete selection of […]

Hammocks vs Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

The pros and cons directly from Rose ‘Comics’ Turner, who is finishing her thru-hike. I’ve been thru-hiking south on the Appalachian Trail, and have primarily used a hammock system, but have spent roughly a dozen or so nights in the three-wall shelters as well. There are a few other common sleeping systems, but I’d like […]

Introducing Rose Turner: River & Peak’s Newest Employee!

Meet Rose! Rose is our first employee here that we have asked to join our team at River and Peak. As a previously two-employee company, you can understand how big of a milestone this is for us. You may count our pup Lotus as the third employee here, but she just works for pets and […]

Appalachian Trail Guide – Shipping Hiking Gear to a Post Office or Mail Drop Near You.

River and Peak Outfitter will ship your gear order to you while you are hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT), Continental Divide Trail (CDT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), or any other long trail within the US. You can place an order online or by phone (We have more items in our store than on our website). […]

River and Peak Outfitter is now a part of the AT Passport Program

Orgins of the AT Passport The Appalachian Trail Passport Program was modeled after the passport used to document the journey along the “Camino de Santiago” in northern Spain. Hikers along the path get their passport stamped at each hostel along the way to document the experience and ensure the path was accomplished along the official […]

Rockland Park Disc Golf Course

Rockland Disc Golf Course Map & Tee 1

Rockland Park Disc Golf Course – A Hidden Gem in Warren County Kristen and I took an opportunity today to play the Rockland Park 18-Hole Disc Golf Course.  The course is located in northern Warren County on wooded rolling land along the Shenandoah River.  The course is PAR 71 and includes two tee boxes for […]