Author Archives: BearTracks

My Passion to Profession Journey

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All of the awesome women participating in this series have turned a passion for the outdoors into a profession in the outdoor industry in their own unique way. What makes your passion-to-profession journey distinct? I think what makes my journey unique is my non-traditional route from A to B. In my case, I went to college for journalism with the… Read more »

Solo Travel: Life in The Slow Lane

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*Beep…Beep…Beep* The piercing yet familiar sound of my alarm clock jolts me awake. I roll over to silence the annoying ringer and glance at the time; it’s 4:32 AM and still dark out. “Who’s idea was this?” I think to myself, still half-asleep. I hurriedly get dressed and make a few last minute adjustments to my pack before doing my… Read more »

Old Boots, New Dirt

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Change is never easy. Big or small, it forces you outside of your comfort zone into a world of vulnerability. You’ll find yourself pioneering a path into the unknown while grappling at emotions of fear and excitement. Change is scary at the beginning, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. While it may be painful, it teaches us… Read more »

Rocks, Rocks and Another Rock, Oh My!

Disclaimer: I should have posted this blog months ago. I had other plans for this post but due to outside circumstances, I am now posting it here. Enjoy! Ouray is a small mountain town, nestled in a valley between the strikingly gorgeous San Juan mountain range and is home to Mt. Sneffels, one of Colorado’s more challenging 14ers. Not only will… Read more »

Chasing Footprints

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All too often, I think we chase moments hoping to make a specific event into a special memory rather than letting life unfold organically. We’ve become so accustomed to life in the fast lane that even the thought of unplugging elicits a chuckle and many an eye roll. We rely so heavily on human interaction to validate our adventures and… Read more »

Going To The Mountains Is Like Coming Home

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Home: 1 word that can mean many different things to many different people. For some, it’s four walls and a roof over their head. For others, it’s a person that makes them feel safe and protected from the harshness of society. Still others seek to find something they can call home and never find it. I feel lucky to have… Read more »

Unguarded Moments

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I remember the moment like it happened yesterday. I was curled up on the couch, engrossed by a chapter in “The Girl on The Train” while my Starbucks sat on the table getting cold. I had reached the big reveal towards the end of the book and audibly gasped as I read the last few pages, twice over for good… Read more »

2016: One Step At A Time

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It’s a new year and according to all the resolution experts, this is supposed to be a time for looking forward, not back; but so many events in 2015 changed my life, it’s hard not to reminisce. Last year was full of emotion: joy, sorrow, forgiveness, confusion, disappointment, and elation, but most of all, love. When I look back on… Read more »

Walking in Winter Wonderland: Moab in Winter

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For me, there are few things more magical than staring up at the night sky, trying to catch snowflakes on your tongue as they seemingly fall from the shrouded darkness. It allows me to reminisce about my childhood snow days and dream of the pow days that will soon be upon us. And while I love the snow, it fell… Read more »