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REI Outessa Summit: My Take On Women Adventuring

*Warning:  You may experience bouts of excitement and yearning for the outdoors as you read this* When I originally reached out to Julia, the founder of REI Outessa, it was because I wanted to go and in exchange for participating in some of the activities, I would be helping out at the event as needed....
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Happy Birthday Smokey The Bear, My Moral Compass As A Kid

“Never leave a campfire unattended; an adult should supervise the campfire at all times” I grew up in the late 80’s and one of the faces that I remember being everywhere was Smokey the Bear. His scruffy fur and ranger hat always stood out for me–not to mention he became a voice of reason for...
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A Typical Day For Moms Attending REI Outessa Summit

This is happening. I’m so stoked I get to volunteer and thrust myself into the world of outdoor exploration and adventure that is REI Outessa Summit. For 3 days I will be helping out at this amazing women-only retreat. It’s not my first time without my bunch, but it will be the first time spending time alone and in the...

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