I began our first session all together by asking the question,” Why are you here?” and I was not prepared for the multitudes and depth of answers that would come from this motley assortment of women from all over the US. “I came because I needed to prove to myself that I can and will…

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How Kristopher Cargile turned his life around, one step at a time We met on a cold, rainy day in a bustling, upbeat coffeehouse. Amid the hectic clanging, pain darkened his face. It was a stark change from the bubbly, funny, seemingly carefree trail runner who had been one of my constant companions at a…

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We need to do more than talk about diversity. The word diversity GETS USED A LOT THESE DAYS, especially in the outdoor community. You may have seen the latest media campaigns focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Actually, I’m sure you’ve seen them—diversity is sexy, trendy, and the IN thing in the outdoors. If you…

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