When one of our vendors mentioned he wanted to bring "products with a purpose" to the festival, we wanted to know more. Here, we'll let Daniel Daymude of PERIL tell you what that means:
"We are a group of outdoor enthusiasts who have hiked and traveled throughout the country. We've noticed small things like people leaving trash, cutting through trails in between switchbacks, forgetting safety steps when climbing and practicing other potentially harmful habits we believe could be replaced with safe, conservation-minded habits.
"PERIL shirts serve as a reminder of the dangers and responsibilities we all have when venturing into nature. We promote positive outdoor practices on high-quality, synthetic hiking shirts. Whether it be 'pack in, pack out' or something as simple as 'follow the trail blazes,' we want to be there motivating people to do the right things when they’re outside in nature.
"Having high-quality hiking shirts with important messages for safety and conservationism will hopefully enable people to be outside in comfortable clothing while making a positive impact in places like the A.T., bodies of water, the crag or anywhere in nature. We want to reinforce the concept of 'think global, act local.'"
—Daniel Daymude II, PERIL Adventure Wear
Round Hill AT: Join us in bringing together local friends and family to get outside. Let’s discover our amazing backyards — from national treasures like the Appalachian Trail to new local and regional parks.