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January 2018

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
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ATTENTION: This class has been rescheduled from January 18. Over the years, we've had several team members thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, the nearly 2,200 miles long hike from Georgia to Maine. Two more are looking to become thru-hikers this year by hiking the entire trail in a single season. Join Dylan as he shares what to expect from the A.T. — and what it expects of you. The clinic will cover all aspects of planning a long-distance hike on the A.T.,…

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Trailblaze Challenge Info Meeting

January 31 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
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Take on a NEW challenge in the NEW year! The Trailblaze Challenge is a 28.3 mile hike where participants tackle the terrain of the beautiful Foothills Trail, all in one life changing day. This is not a race, it's a journey that caters to all experience levels from novices to outdoor enthusiasts and seasoned hikers. Along with being an extraordinary physical test, the real challenge is raising vital funds to support our local Make-A-Wish chapter in their efforts to grant…

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February 2018

Learn to Tie Knots

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
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Knot tying is an essential skill for the outdoors. Join us for a hand-on clinic in which you'll learn basic useful knots for camping, outdoor sports, and everyday use. RSVP ON FACEBOOK Kids and well-behaved pets are welcome at this free class.

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Camping in Pisgah Ranger District

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
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One of the most popular areas for hiking in Western North Carolina is the Pisgah Ranger District, located southwest of Asheville. Filled with scenic roads, backcountry and wilderness areas, geologic points of interests, and more, there’s no reason to limit your time spent in PRD to day hikes. Join Graham Coffey, co-author with Brooke Harrison of Backcountry Camping in the Pisgah Ranger District, the first all-inclusive guide to this area. Drawing on knowledge from years as a wilderness guide working…

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Learn Map + Compass

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
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A map and compass isn't always top of mind when we're used to navigating with an app, but it's a skill every outdoor enthusiast should know. Gary Eblen will teach the fundamentals in this class that's great for all skill levels. RSVP ON FACEBOOK Kids and well-behaved pets are welcome at this free class.

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Hurricane Party

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
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We believe the outdoors are for everyone. So does Hurricane Kayaks, the leader in lightweight kayaks. Years of paddling have taught the Hurricane team to build boats that lighten your load so wild places are easier to reach. Hurricane are some of the lightest recreational watercraft boats available -- and they're made right here in Western North Carolina by great folks who love getting on the water. Get an in-depth rundown of their 2018 family of boats at our Hurricane…

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DB Outdoors for More: Africa Healing Exchange

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
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Each month, we donate 10% of a day’s sales to support a local nonprofit’s work. Shop on Tuesday, February 20, to support Africa Healing Exchange. AHE's specialized model, called Recovery and Resilience for Community Wellness, is based on reciprocity and equal exchange, with the goal of lifting up the new generation. We take a strengths-based approach to bolster individuals’ existing resources in the service of healing past traumas and providing support for recovery from substance abuse and addiction. The primary pilot…

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March 2018

State of Paddling 2018

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
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Every year, more and more paddlers are discovering the ease and fun of hitting the water. Increased interest has led to innovation in technology, materials, and mindset within the kayaking world. Join industry leader Steve Jordan from Liquidlogic Kayaks, Native Watercraft, and Hurricane Kayaks to hear trends and predictions for 2018 in whitewater, recreational, and fishing kayaks. There will be ample time for Q and A, as well as a chance to check out 2018's new fleet of kayaks and chat with our paddling…

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Campapalooza 2018

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
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The Gist Spring camping season gets an early start with a preview of 2018's best reviewed gear from international innovators as well as local favorites. Free hourly workshops on topics from festival camping to choosing the right backpack for a thru hike to getting started to hiking are joined by giveaways and the presentation of grants to local environmental nonprofits. RSVP on Facebook Who's Going to Be There Announced soon! Hikes, Workshops, Trail Runs, and More Announced soon! Discounts, Special Buys, Giveaways,…

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September 2018

Asheville Outdoor Show 2018

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Stay tuned for BIG changes to this one-of-a-kind community driven event celebrating all things outdoors! There will still be plenty of local gear makers and national innovators showcasing the latest trends in outdoor recreation, but you'll find far more diverse offerings of interactive demos, educational workshops, and informative speakers. Check out pictures from last year! RSVP ON FACEBOOK Kids are welcome at this free public event. There's even an awesome Family Adventure Zone!

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