Born in Denver, converted to Utah after high-school, and that’s really when all the good times outdoors started to happen. Residing in the great white north of Utah, it was “get out or be bored” so I started to explore around a lot more than I ever had before. Coupled with a lot of time spent reading Thoreau getting out came to mean a lot more to me than a hashtag on Instagram or telling someone I was “about that life.” There’s always been some appeal to it all. A cliche sense of clarity found in the woods or sleeping in a tent next to a friend. Just like John Muir said, we’re beginning to realize that we need the wilderness, all of us nerve-shaken and over civilized people.