Upcoming courses and trips can be found on the Ripple Adventures Facebook page
facebook.com/rippleadventures or through the website, rippleadventures.com. Or stop by Environeers to meet Brian and inquire in person. You won’t meet a friendlier guide.

Environeers Recommends Ripple Adventures for Trips & Local Courses

We highly recommend Ripple Adventures for outdoor courses and national and international trips. Brian Luther, the gear manager at Environeers, is also the owner of Ripple Adventures. He has been leading groups into different ecosystems for the last 24 years.

His guiding includes local courses in beautiful Florida locales, as well as trips to the Appalachian Trail, Colorado, the Dolomite Mountains in Italy and more. He is experienced teaching hiking, basic and advanced backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing and other courses to help you enjoy your time in the outdoors. Before Ripple Adventures, Brian was a lead instructor for Outward Bound and several similar companies out west.

Local Courses Include

  • Orienteering (compass skills) 101 and 201
  • Backpacking 101 and 201
  • Camp Cooking
  • Knots

Adventure Trips Include:

  • Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail
  • Backpacking on the Florida Trail
  • Exploring the Dolomite Mountains of Italy
  • Backpacking in Colorado

What's new at Environeers

Do you love a good outdoor/travel podcast as much as we do? This is one we loved this week - the Out & Back podcast (episode 31 - https://share.transistor.fm/s/4bb4f981 ) featuring Emily Ford —— We were lucky enough to learn about Emily and follow along during her journey on the Ice Age Trail. But this podcast made us love her (and Diggins!) even more.
— “Despite its name, Wisconsins 1,200 mile Ice Age Trail mostly attracts thru-hikers during summer. But for professional gardener Emily Ford, a winter thru-hike aligned better with her schedule. So Emily and an Alaskan husky named Diggins post-holed through knee-deep snow and watched their breath turn to ice in their tent. Emily drank cream by the carton, and boiled snow for water. After 69 days on the trail, she became just the second person, and the first woman, to thru-hike the Ice Age Trail during the dead of winter. She also formed an unbreakable bond with her four-legged companion. Tune in to find out how (and why) Emily took on this midwestern beast during the dead of winter.”
Did you know Italy 🇮🇹 has mountains 🏔 this beautiful? One more memory of the fantastic trip to the Italian Dolomites - photo credit and fun credit to Ripple Adventures.
Part 2! We had an unusual snowstorm for that time of year and on September 8 woke up to this! The snow made it unsafe to descend on foot. If you look closely in one of the photos you can see the tiny houses in the valley way below the mountain. — One of the incredible women in our group worked with the owners of the refugio (mountain hut/inn) and arranged for us to helicopter out so we weren’t stuck on the mountain until the snow thawed. Who knew when that would be! We had a beautiful and successful helicopter ride out. I’ll post a video of that soon. Dolomites 2019.
2 years ago on this day I was with an incredible group of women (and one cool guy) hiking in the Dolomite mountains 🏔 in Italy. Missing this kind of travel so much. What happened that night and the next day was totally unexpected and changed the adventure quite a bit! Stay tuned for that part of the story. Thanks Ripple Adventures for an adventure of a lifetime. #hikingisthebest #womenrule