Do you remember your first wilderness experience? Or maybe your favorite wilderness experience? That's what we were asking folks at the 3rd Annual Asheville Van Life Rally last week at the\u00a0Wedge at Foundation.\u00a0Adventure vehicles from all over came together for a night of cold beer, live music, art, and most importantly - van envy. We decided to do things a little different for this one. We joined\u00a0forces with the crew from the Blue Ridge Outdoors Asheville office, and our friends from\u00a0Crazy Creek\u00a0and Nat Geo Maps\u00a0to find out about attendant's first or favorite time spent outdoors.Being outside is extremely important to us and everyone who is involved with the Live Outside and Play program. We wanted to celebrate the idea of being outside by\u00a0finding out what the crowd had to say about their most memorable wilderness experiences. We came to the party armed to the teeth with Crazy Creek Classic chairs as prizes for those who stopped by to chat. The idea was to have the crowd talk to us about their most memorable wilderness experience, then we'd snap a Polaroid\u00a0picture of them and have them pin it up on a large map of the United States provided to us by Nat Geo Maps. By the end of the night, our map was PACKED with polaroids\u00a0of smiling adventure enthusiasts.\u00a0If there's one thing we've learned during our time on the road, it's that people are very passionate about the outdoors and the gear that keeps them safe and comfortable while they are exploring the places they love. That was reinforced as we spoke to close to a hundred folks who shared fond memories of times spent in nature. We hear it all the time, participants shared their memories of their Crazy Creek Classic chairs that regularly\u00a0last them 20+ years.\u00a0All of the van life rallies that we have been a part of have been a blast. This one was no exception. The place was jam-packed with adventure vehicles in all shapes in sizes. There were Toyota Tacomas outfitted with rooftop tents, cross-country motorcycles, and vans, vans, vans! As the sun went down and the music played on, we couldn't help but sit back and smile. It's been a wild ride for us this year and as fall starts to take hold we couldn't be more thankful for being able to attend events like this and for YOU who make it all possible.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIf you like the gear we\u2019re reppin\u2019, or what we\u2019re wearing, check out some of the sponsors that make this tour possible:\u00a0La Sportiva,\u00a0Crazy Creek,\u00a0National Geographic,\u00a0RovR Products,\u00a0Sea to Summit,\u00a0Mountain House,\u00a0LifeStraw, and\u00a0Lowe Alpine.