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

Be sure to add this park and these trails to your trip list! New River Gorge National Park in WV - by Caleb Houghton 

The newest and 63rd National Park located in West Virginia is like the Grand Canyon of the East. So many vistas of the gorge. During my visit there in March, my favorite hikes were Great Wall, Long Point, and Sandstone Falls. This is a must see place when visiting West Virginia. 

Long Point Trail - Long Point Trail is the staple hike at New River Gorge National Park. The hike starts off on a long, wide board walk and takes you into the forest before it turns into dirt. The trail is easy to moderate but not wheel chair accessible. You come out on a rock with cliffs dropping into the gorge on both sides and the best view of the New River Gorge Bridge possible. The hike is 3 miles round trip. 

Endless Wall - This moderate 2.4 mile trail takes you right to the edge of the gorge. The trail offers many vistas of the gorge along the way. There are also multiple waterfalls viewable from across the gorge throughout the hike. 

Sandstone Falls- This waterfall is the second widest waterfall in the United States at 1,500 ft wide. The hike to this waterfall is 0.2 miles on a boardwalk and is wheel chair accessible. The waterfall itself isn’t that high though the New River is powerful enough to make this waterfall impressive. 

All 3 of these trails are must see when visiting New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia.
Nemo Forte 20 degree Sleeping Bag in stock now. Spoon shape is a bit wider than a traditional mummy bag. Perfect for those who like a little bit of extra space or for side-sleepers.
Salomon X Ultra 3 Gore-Tex Mid - awesome hiking boots - in stock now.
Re-stocked! T- Shirts, winter hats, and waterproof stickers! Great for you early holiday shoppers.