when you push a little harder, a little faster, a little longer?


From Detroit to the Appalachian Trail

Backpacking—A perfect metaphor for life

Rebecca is a wilderness therapy instructor at the School of Urban and Wilderness Survival in the Carolinas, a calling she discovered while hiking the Appalachian Trail—her first overnight camping trip. "...the healing part of the trail comes from being outside in nature, having quiet time with yourself, and learning what you are made of."


We asked Vasque performance hikers what inspires them, what pushes them, and why? Below are stories of personal passion and perspective from their outdoor adventures. #WhatsWithin you?


What happens when you get out? What do you discover when you push a little harder, a little faster, a little longer? What places inspire you?

Show us. Tag your inspired photos, videos, blog posts, haikus, interpretive dances, and whatever else your next excursion helps you create with the #WhatsWithin hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Watch it show up here.

And every time you post with the #WhatsWithin hashtag, you'll be entered to win some sweet Vasque gear (see full rules here). Gear giveaways happen monthly.

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