March 20, 2019 - Raleigh, NC
American Arena League, CEO, Tony Zefiretto announced, “With two weeks remaining in the 2019 American Arena League season, the regular season divisional champions have been determined”.
With this Saturdays win, the West Michigan Ironmen led by Head Coach, Nate Smith are the Midwest Regular Season Champions and will host the Indianapolis Enforcers in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday, June 8th. The Enforcers are led by owner/Head Coach KC Carter.
In Wheeling, West Virginia two undefeated Northern Division teams met to determine the host site for the AAL quarter final playoff game. In a rematch, on Saturday, June 8 the Roughriders will host the Jersey Flight.
On Saturday, the Carolina Havoc clinched the regular season Atlantic Division Championship with a big win and despite their BYE, the undefeated Carolina Energy are the Southern Division Champions.
Today I finished up guiding my first two 3-day backpacking fundamental courses in West Virginia (Seneca Rocks) with @andrewskurka. For me, one big highlight was making a fire from completely soaked spruce woods in 35 degree weather on top of a knob at 4,584 ft. It rained for 5 of the 6 days. My feet are still pruny. I hope you enjoy the video above. Major camping hack breakthrough, a straw is one of the most powerful ways to stoke a fire.
Overall, I worked with 18 lovely individuals who wanted to improve their backpacking repertoire. With the harsh weather, muddy trails and rugged conditions, they got what they asked for. I felt challenged myself. I’m going to work up a blog on my new site, TheStringbean, with 3 things I learned this weekend, and there is also an awesome 3 minute video coming your way. A HUGE thank you to my fellow guides, particularly @1adventurealan and including @mattbhbright and @mountainlaureldesigns for being amazing co guides!