Dream. Plan. Live.
Roads Rivers and Trails is Cincinnati’s family owned outdoor outfitter located off the Little Miami Scenic River in Milford. Our staff knows outdoor gear because we use outdoor gear. Specializing in kayaking, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, and travel, we have an experienced and encouraging staff for personalized outfitting.
Our events celebrate our wild spaces, provide outdoor education, and inspire your next outdoor adventure. Serving our Cincinnati community and offering better opportunities in outdoor recreation are the building blocks for Roads Rivers and Trails. We are more than an outdoor store, we are your base camp to dream, plan, and live for adventure.
Born from an Appalachian Trail thru hike, nature continues to inspire us in what we do. Roads Rivers and Trails provides an experience and outfitting service second to none. No matter what outdoor gear and clothing your adventure needs, whether its hiking boots or shoes, backpacks, kayaks, clothing, or any other essentials, we’ve got you covered.
When you’re first starting to plan a long trip there’s this big empty slate and you have figure out how you’re going to fill it. Sometimes you start filling it with how you’re going to explore a place, or how you’re going to cram as much as possible into the time you have and other times it’s how you’re going to accomplish a task that seems impossible (like walking 2,600 miles). Thankfully, when you set out to do a thru-hike you at least have a pre-determined route and the general direction of where you’re going. The next step is deciding how far you want to take your planning and that’s where things start to get messy and sometimes confusing.
There is always a desire to push further. To climb higher, explore the unexplored, see grander views and find your limits. This desire took a strong hold and revealed itself on a cool, foggy morning in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. A remote land of stunning beauty; how could you not explore it?
Comparing down versus synthetic insulation in outdoor outerwear
If you ever want to waste an hour of your time, ask a gear junkie about the difference between down and synthetic, sit back, and listen to a monologue about the pros and cons of each. If that doesn’t sound like the best use of your time, spend a few minutes reading the rest of this blog for a brief overview of anything you might need to know. I’ll start off by defining a few things, dispelling a few myths, and sharing some key pieces of information.