Articles written by: Samarth Vasisht

Samarth Vasisht

I am a 19-year-old sophomore studying business and biology at UNC-Chapel Hill. I’m an avid fan of the outdoors and spend my weekends backpacking in the Blue Ridge, hiking in the woods around Chapel Hill, or just volunteering at the botanical gardens. I absolutely love being outside and sharing the beauty of nature with the people around me!

Operation Odyssey Hits the Road
Outdoor+Travel

Operation Odyssey Hits the Road

***Note from ENO: We’re happy to sponsor the Operation Odyssey crew as they launch off for their trip! We support their efforts to increase trail accessibility for nature lovers everywhere. Today is the start of their journey and we wish them the best of luck!!  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hey ENOpians! So a [...]

5 Essentials of Climbing
Outdoors Tips

5 Essentials of Climbing

Climbing is an awesome way to have fun while staying in shape. One of the best things about climbing is that anyone, no matter body type, size, or age has unique strengths and weaknesses that make almost any crag possible to scale. There are many times where I have been [...]

Winter Backpacking
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Winter Backpacking

by Samarth Vasisht Backpacking in the winter involves much more commitment than traditional three-season backpacking, primarily due to weather conditions and the challenges that come along with them. Changing your shelter options to handle colder temperatures and, especially, snow is the first issue of winter backpacking. Most retailers will break [...]

Ultralight Backpacking
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Ultralight Backpacking

by Samarth Vasisht  Ultralight backpacking is a branch of backpacking that has grown tremendously over the past 5 years, especially with the advent of new, lighter and stronger materials. Ultralight means a lot of different things to different people; but it’s important to keep in mind that staying “ultralight” is more [...]

Backpacking With Your Dog
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Backpacking With Your Dog

by Samarth Vasisht Anyone who has a dog understands the struggles that come along with taking a vacation. Finding a friend to watch over your dog or resorting to a kennel is never an easy or fun process to go through. Enjoying the outdoors with your dog is an easy [...]