Video Spotlight: Future Leadership Academy Retreat

August 22, 2017

*Don’t see the video? Try refreshing the page. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with the Outdoor Industry Association for the last two years. Learn more about the Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy. We love facilitating meaningful outdoor retreats for leadership teams. Contact us to start planning your group’s retreat experience.

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Plan Your Eclipse Backpacking trip of the Century

August 10, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, August 21st is bringing with it the first total solar eclipse to North America and it will truly be the celestial event of the century. With the path of totality skating by so close to our home in Denver, our team couldn’t resist putting a few different maps together to […]

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GRATITUDE, JOY, AND THE WORKPLACE

July 26, 2017

“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”  David Steindl-Rast I first heard this quote last year about this time, just before Lent began. One of my former coworkers showed me a four-minute video of researcher, professor, and author Brene Brown talking about gratitude’s connection to joy. Brown […]

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Unhealthy: The Relationship Teens Have With Their Phones and Why Wilderness Experiences are Important

March 21, 2017

Let’s begin with the kind of stats that make your stomach turn. Keep in mind that most of these numbers are from research done in 2015. Mobile devices now account for 46 percent of all screen time among teens Tweens (Ages 8-12) spend an average of 6 hours per day consuming media Teens (13-18) spend […]

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Could you act as a Wilderness First Responder?

February 14, 2017

Scenario 3:00pm | You and your two friends just snapped epic summit photos on top of Crestone Peak on a beautiful fall afternoon. Sure the hike up was brutal, and you didn’t go as fast as you wanted, but you made it to the top and snapped the perfect selfie backdropped by the rugged Sangre […]

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Fully Alive

January 23, 2017

Most nights when I hit the hay I carve out a few minutes to look back on the day. To reflect. Not just on my schedule and how it unfolded, but my conversations, decisions, emotions, and more. What was my “posture” today? I don’t mean physically. How did I face the day? What was my […]

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