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On this Week's Destination Adventure, the Highest State Capital in the USA Video included

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SANTA FE, NM (WOWK) - This week on destination adventure, I'm here in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At over 7000 feet above sea level, it's the highest state capital in the United States. But we're not here to talk politics, we're here to go hiking. So grab your pack, and let's hit the trail.  My guide, Manny, has been hiking and biking the trails around Santa Fe for decades. “The weather here in Santa Fe is really good all year long for this kind of hiking,” stated Manny M...

40 Years of the New River Gorge Bridge - Destination Adventure

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They invited all of West Virginia to come and see this new bridge and it's balance between engineering, architecture, and nature.

Taking You to New Height on the Via Ferrata - Destination Adventure Video included

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PENDLETON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - On this week’s Destination Adventure, I went to Nelson Rocks (NROCKS) in Pendleton County to give you a bird’s eye view of one of the most beautiful places in West Virginia and I’m using an iron road to do it. “We have our harnesses and we’ll put that on first,” states Brett Mello, guide at Nelson Rocks. There are two loops down in the center and the waist loop around that.” “...

Paddle Boarding - Destination Adventure Video included

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It’s an activity for all ages that has gained popularity over the last decade. You’ll see them in all out every river and lake in the region. In this week’s Destination Adventure, we’re introducing you to a new option that makes stand-up paddle boarding, even more, user friendly.

Top 10 Products for the Ultimate Tailgate Experience Video included

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College football kicked off last week and for the next few months, fans will flock to stadiums to cheer on their favorite teams. Large numbers of these fans will gather early and celebrate before and after kick-off in tailgate parties around the country.

Mountain Biking - Destination Adventure

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SNOWSHOE, WV (WOWK) - How would you feel about wearing body armor and full face protective helmet while racing down over 1500 vertical feet of elevation? In tonight's destination adventure, we're heading up to Snowshoe Resort for a fast paced ride down the mountain! While Snowshoe is better known for their winter activities like skiing and snowboarding, you can also test your skills on the downhill mountain bike trails. First up, getting mandatory protective gear including shin guar...

Whitewater Rafting on the New River - Destination Adventure Video included

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - How do you feel about an adventure involving obstacles with names like Pinball, Butcher’s Block, Thread the Needle and Meat Grinder? Sounds pretty intimidating, Right? Well, in tonight’s destination adventure, we’re heading down to the New River to take you through them all and you don't even have to get your feet wet. On this weeks episode of destination adventure, we’re in one of the most beautiful and iconic places in West Virgin...

Zip-lining - Destination Adventure

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How would you feel about screaming down a high strength steel cable suspended above the ground via a full body harness? In tonight's Destination Adventure, we're heading back to America's coolest small town, to take a ride through the trees.

A Beginner’s Guide to 'Bikepacking' – How to Roll and Where to Go

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Simply put, bikepacking is a combination of backpacking and biking. It is a great choice for individuals, families, and groups that want to cover greater distances than they could while hiking or backpacking.

Take the Bite Out of Summer with these Best Insect Repellents

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Each year, the list of insect-borne diseases seems to get longer and longer. Lyme, Zika and West Nileare just a few of the more prevalent afflictions that are carried by mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects that can put a damper on outdoor endeavors. Whether you are enjoying an evening in your own backyard or vacationing in some tropical locale, here is our breakdown of the most effective insect repellents, both chemical and mechanical.

Re-waterproofing Your Tent: Tips For Staying Dry This Season

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Sleeping in a tent during a summer rain can be a relaxing experience. However, nothing can ruin the experience more than for the tent to not be properly waterproofed prior to using or assuming that an older shelter is ready for anything that Mother Nature can throw its way. 

An Ounce Of Prevention: What To Pack in Your Own First Aid Kit

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Whether you are heading into the back country, traveling abroad, or just taking a last minute road trip, a first aid kit should be on the top of your packing list. However, knowing how to use the items contained within your first aid kit is just as important as having the kit itself. 

Essential Gear for the Intrepid Adventure Traveler

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Whether you are trekking to Everest Base Camp or touring the great cities of Europe, the proper gear can make all of difference. Before you depart for any destination, you will want to make sure you have the right gear to keep you safe and comfortable every step of the way.

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  • Who is Clay Abney?

    Who is Clay Abney?

    Clay Abney is a freelance adventure travel writer living in the ‘wild and wonderful’ state of West Virginia! He enjoys trail running, mountain biking, hiking and traveling as often as possible.

    Clay Abney is a freelance adventure travel writer living in the ‘wild and wonderful’ state of West Virginia! He enjoys trail running, mountain biking, hiking and traveling as often as possible.

  • Q & A with Clay Abney

    Q & A with Clay Abney

    How did you get involved in adventure sports? Of all the places that you have been, what adventure was your favorite? What piece of advice would you offer to anyone seeking an adventurous lifestyle?

    How did you get involved in adventure sports? Of all the places that you have been, what adventure was your favorite? What piece of advice would you offer to anyone seeking an adventurous lifestyle?

  • Destination Adventure Slideshow

    Destination Adventure Slideshow

    Here are some photos from Clay Abney's many adventures.
    Here are some photos from Clay Abney's many adventures.
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