Ash Manning aka Yardsale is a hiker, backpacker, and river runner who is focused on body inclusion, diversity, and equity in the outdoors. Ash has been in the outdoor industry for a decade and is dedicated to experiencing new adventures and showing that everybody belongs in the outdoors to take up space. Coming from the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia, Ash has a deep love for the mountains, wildlife, and wilderness. In the summers you can find Ash guiding whitewater on different rivers, currently, the New River has become home.
In 2018, Ash attempted a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail making it 982 miles, and plans to finish the AT in the near future. Future plans include Ash's 3rd expedition down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, paddling the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail, and hiking the Florida Trail. Teaming up with Six Moons is an opportunity to show the world that it doesn't matter what you look like, what matters is your passion for adventure.
2018's 30 under 30 in Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine
2019: Plus size adventurers you should be following in Outside Magazine