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A Much Needed Adventure that Tore the Heartstrings

I haven't been able to get into the out of doors since Memorial Day weekend. It has really drug me down to be cooped up inside. Since going back to school, I have been really busy as I crammed a full-time school schedule into 7.5 weeks this summer. It has been a blast...

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Why Government Should Increase Outdoor Access

Introduction I have worked in the outdoor industry for the past 8 years. Along with this, I have spent my entire life in outdoor spaces. From an early age, I experienced the value of getting into the outdoors. Since having a family of my own I have seen the value in...

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Spring Break 2017

With a week off of school and both of us having flexible schedules currently it was due time for some adventure. It has been since our Northwest trip last summer that we have been on an extended road trip. We were in desperate need of some time wandering. We planned...

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Journey of Entrepreneurship

Have you made the conscious decision to jump into entrepreneurship? Many books and articles have been published in regards to entrepreneurship. I'm not sure that I can share with you anything that has not already been said. What I can do is draw from my own experience...

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A Desert Quick Trip in Joshua Tree

Whenever I head to the desert I am amazed. I am amazed at the fight for life, the beauty to behold, the tranquility, and certainly the heat. As we headed out to Southern California we decided to make a couple of stops that we have never made before. We've certainly...

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Starting a New Month

As we have now put two whole months behind us already this year it is a new opportunity to look back and reflect on what has been thus far and then fix and go forward. March means there is more great skiing ahead of us, but also that spring is right around the corner....

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Business Articles

Journey of Entrepreneurship

Have you made the conscious decision to jump into entrepreneurship? Many books and articles have been published in regards to entrepreneurship. I'm not sure that I can share with you anything that has not already been said. What I can do is draw from my own experience...

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Overcoming Failure

Being challenged in life is key to being better at anything that we set out to do. Too often we clam up once we're told that we aren’t needed or we feel others don’t see the value in us. It is easy for us to get upset, get quiet, and hold a grudge towards the person...

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Why I Write

Growing up I always teetered on creativity. I loved to draw and doodle. I never put much of a focus on it so I never became an artist. I just loved to have a pen in my hands. I loved creative writing, but I hated being forced to write for an assignment. When I had a...

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The Value of Brand Influencers

We all know how valuable our sales team is. They are the ones out there pounding the pavement, meeting with buyers, influencing purchasing decisions, educating the retailers, and making sure our product is seen on the shelves. We know how important our e-commerce...

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Here’s to new adventures!

In 2009 I sat in my cousin’s living room and he showed me what he was working on with running shoes. I tested the concept for myself and fell in love right away. It seemed right. The science and technology (or lack thereof) made sense. It was something that I felt...

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What Business Can Learn from the Warriors 73 Win Season

I’d love to get an inside look into the locker room of the Golden State Warriors. After pushing the envelope in their championship season last year and winning 67 games they saw that they could only get better. I imagine that the Coach Kerr's preseason pep talk went...

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Focusing on Our Strengths

Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I always learned the verse of scripture written by the prophet Moroni in Ether 12:27.  And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble;...

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Building A Global Brand

In 2009 when we started Altra we always had great ambitions. We wanted to sweep the running community with Zero Drop™, FootShape™ shoes across the globe. Ever since the beginning of the brand we wanted to be able to get out and compete with the big boys in the running...

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The Power of Focus to Achieve Your Dreams

In society today there are so many different distractions that call for our attention. We have mundane tasks at work, mindless games on our phones, social networks and random cat videos on YouTube. With so much vying for our time and attention how do we find a sense...

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me by Ian Morgan Cron

I always enjoy reading biographies and learning about the lives of others. It is great to get a look under e hood to see how people tick. I love biographies written by third party individuals because you get to know how others saw the individual. Content also can come...

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Looking Ahead to an Excellent 2016

As we now put 2015 in the rear view we have time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. You may have spent some time last night, or will do so this weekend, in reflecting with family and friends. You may make a list of resolutions to make this year...

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My Adventures

A Much Needed Adventure that Tore the Heartstrings

I haven't been able to get into the out of doors since Memorial Day weekend. It has really drug me down to be cooped up inside. Since going back to school, I have been really busy as I crammed a full-time school schedule into 7.5 weeks this summer. It has been a blast...

read more

Why Government Should Increase Outdoor Access

Introduction I have worked in the outdoor industry for the past 8 years. Along with this, I have spent my entire life in outdoor spaces. From an early age, I experienced the value of getting into the outdoors. Since having a family of my own I have seen the value in...

read more

Spring Break 2017

With a week off of school and both of us having flexible schedules currently it was due time for some adventure. It has been since our Northwest trip last summer that we have been on an extended road trip. We were in desperate need of some time wandering. We planned...

read more

A Desert Quick Trip in Joshua Tree

Whenever I head to the desert I am amazed. I am amazed at the fight for life, the beauty to behold, the tranquility, and certainly the heat. As we headed out to Southern California we decided to make a couple of stops that we have never made before. We've certainly...

read more

Ski Touring with My Wife

When I found a girl that I wanted to seriously date I took her up on hikes and in the mountains. I needed to be sure that she could handle what I grew up doing. I needed someone that respected the land that we enjoy. I needed someone that could engage in any level of...

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First Ski Tour of 2017

Winter makes everything appear a little differently. I really enjoy getting up into the Wahsatch this time of year as the scenery looks vastly different than it does in the spring summer and fall. It's a great opportunity to go and feel the peace and serenity that is...

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My 2016 Year In Review

As I take a look back over the course of 2016 there is much to be thankful for. It has been a year full of blessings and adventure. We have been blessed in so many ways. I've been able to explore more of the world that God has created for us. And often, I've been able...

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A Day of Skiing the Uintah Mountains

Only a few small clouds dotted the sky and the landscape was covered in white as I descended into a see of powdery fluff. Still learning to ski the soft stuff, I enjoyed every turn nonetheless. Skiing off of a peak that rises up nearly 11,000 feet in the Uintah...

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The Power of Wild Spaces

As I walk alone, my thoughts find a gentleness as the breeze that blows around me. I experience a soothing calm that is enriched by being in the moment. I have found tranquility. This is the feeling that I long for when I step outside. It is this moment that got me up...

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Religious Content

Timeline of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Before the young Joseph Smith could enter the grove of trees behind his home in upstate New York there needed to be many events occur to set the stage. Much had to happen in this world and beyond the veil for what has now brought light in its fullness back to the...

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Temples and the Sabbath

We are privileged to travel around this beautiful earth. Each time we do, we seek out His house. Each of the Lord's temples are magnificent, unique and beautiful. But the real beauty lies in the blessings and covenants within their sacred walls by the authoritative...

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Ether 12:28

As I wrote my latest post it brought me to reflection of the conversation that Moroni has with the Lord in Ether 12. The conversation of Moroni's weakness discusses his strength of speaking but weakness in writing. The Lord then teaches us an important principle of...

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Focusing on Our Strengths

Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I always learned the verse of scripture written by the prophet Moroni in Ether 12:27.  And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble;...

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1 Peter 1:3

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" 1 Peter 1:3 I love what God has created for us, but best of He created a plan...

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Building Good Habits

Growing up I was the one that mom had to come in to wake up many times to get me to wake up for school. It was like pulling teeth to get me to study. I didn't like to read that much though my mother was an avid reader and had a vast library of classic literature. I...

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Featured Fly Patterns

Little Yellow Stone Nymph – Fly Pattern of the Week

If you are not yet seeing Salmonflies hatching on your waterway then dip in the seine and check for the crawlers. These nymphs will start migrating 2-3 weeks before the hatch so you may want to go underneath. Often these are black and yellow or golden depending on...

Yellow Sally Stimulator – Fly Pattern of the Week

A few weeks ago I posted the Yellow Sally dry fly pattern. This has done really well for me! Another great pattern that I will fish throughout the summer and into early fall is the Stimulator and this Yellow Sally version puts a good twist on the traditional. With a...

Henry’s Fork Salmonfly – Fly Pattern of the Week

Another great amongst the Salmonfly patterns is the Henry's Fork Salmonfly. You can tie this as large as size 6 or even 4 if there are really big bugs flying around or down to a size 14 for the smaller hatches in some tributary waters. Give this a tie and go fling it...

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