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Stories from the journey of fatherhood & brotherhood
Lost In A Swamp direction hiking orientation May 20, 2020

After we delivered our youngest to college, my wife and I decided it would be a good idea to get a puppy. We had a couple dogs as part of our family over the years, and in the moment it seemed like a good idea. So a beautiful golden retriever was welcomed into our home as an 8-week old. I began to wonder, would she become a good hiking buddy for me someday?

Several months later, I decided to put that curiosity to the test. After a little research, I found a state wildlife refuge...

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Lessons From Climbing A 14'er hiking mountains need Mar 19, 2020

 You need more than a pair of jeans and a long sleeve shirt to climb a fourteener.

From a young age growing up in the mountains of Colorado, I have always felt part mountain goat. I have always loved climbing everything from trees to boulders to the roofs of buildings I probably shouldn't be on top of. And I have never once injured myself! It came easy to me. 

Fast forward to high school and I found myself with a desire to achieve the physical greatness and thrill I enjoyed as a kid...

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