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Sam Miller – Post Semester Survey

Has completing this course given you an idea of what direction you would like to go professionally? If so, what direction is that? Yes, I want to work as a guide or instructor for climbing. Do you feel prepared to pursue a career in the outdoor industry? If no, why...

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Julie Kurz – Post Semester Thoughts

What component of the program did you value most during your time as a participant in this course? Definitely the guide mindset and the focus on noticing and employing that. The certifications are a tangible thing that say we are capable of practicing in a certain...

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What is behind the sunset?

What is behind the sunset?

    People often tell us “When on a Trek, I see God more clearly.” Usually this means that they notice nature more while hiking, backpacking, traveling and generally living outside. Spending most of our time in our insulated and walled offices, homes and...

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The Importance of Connection

The Importance of Connection

    The Importance of Connection    Connection. Connection is something we both need and desire. To be connected to something, wither it be a cause, a group, a movement, or just other people, seems to be a human need. The desire for connection drives...

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The Journey is the experience

The Journey is the experience

  As I threw my leg over the rumbling motorcycle I was truly terrified. It had started as a simple thought, “I bet I would like an off-road motorcycle”. After decades of riding mountain bikes, I had recently moved to a new town with an unthinkable issue…they had...

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