We’re reaching “The First Ridge,” and closing in on the beginning of Phase 3! If you have been with us from the beginning, or even if you are just getting started– We’re stoked to have you. Nice work!
To celebrate our achievement of Phase 2 and to get a jump start on Phase 3, a few of us plan to find the top of Arkansas this weekend. It’s called Signal Hill or Mount Magazine and it sits at an elevation of 2,753 feet above Mean Sea Level. This trek is fairly moderate in difficulty, and offers some of the best backpacking in the region. Fall colors should be beginning to show, and the views should prove to be outstanding. Continue reading 101 DFN… Weekend Adventure to the Top of Arkansas →
Here’s something a bit more light-hearted than the last few posts. It’s a tip I picked up when learning to build natural anchors at Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada. This looks legit, right?DISCLAIMER: This is not legit.
101 Days From Now, I am in the best shape of my life! We are embarking on a 101-day challenge beginning with goal setting and then phased mile markers along the way to create permanent lifestyle changes. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out the first post here. You can find all 101 DFN posts in the “+101 Days From Now” link in the header menu.
Welcome to the halfway point of Phase 1!
You should now have your overall goal for the challenge set. Your Phase 2 and 3 goals should be pretty well lined out as well, if they are not complete already. If you are just getting started, or have been procrastinating- no worries! It can be tough to build up the inertia, but once you do, you won’t want to stop! Again, here’s a link to a well written article on goal setting, and the goal-setting worksheet that we are using from SparkPeople. If you’d like to make an account and join our team there, it is one more way to stay motivated and track your progress.
Continue reading 101 DFN… Dialin’ It In →
Welcome to our very first Thrive Outdoors Lifestyle Challenge! We’re calling it “101 Days From Now.” The challenge is to set up and meet your own goals over a 101 day period in order to permanently change or enhance your lifestyle.
101 DFN officially
begins on September 4th, 2013 has officially begun. Your goals are met and, you are in a much better place on December 14th, 2013! Continue reading 101 Days From Now… Lifestyle Challenge! →
Bali is a place full of stories spun by foreigners who were the “first” to discover “Bali.” When I first arrived (in Kuta, mind you…), I was pretty turned off by this over-the-top find-yourself consumerism. The further we trekked from the airport, however, the more I grew to appreciate that many folks really do discover their own little slice of paradise. Continue reading How We Discovered Our Bali →
Living on a sub-tropical island has given me plenty of opportunity to explore the ocean. I grew up in the Rocky Mountains, so this environment is still pretty new to me. There is definitely an argument for those “seaside types,” though.
Recently, I entered some of the photos I took over the past year in the 5th Annual Tsunami Scuba Underwater Photo Contest. The other contestants at the awards banquet were stoked on my rendition of a box jellyfish, and it was voted People’s Choice! I have to say I walked out with the best prize in the house. An overnight stay at the YYY Club Ie Resort including dinner and breakfast, and a guided dive excursion for two! Yes please. Big thanks to Ryan Stahl and everyone at Tsunami Scuba for putting on the shindig.
So here it is. The prize photo (It’s the portrait-oriented jellyfish pic). Along with a few of my other favorites from the last few months. Cheers. -THRIVE
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Bill McEwen at The BullPen Magazine liked our style so much that he featured TO and Rogue Images in “Zen Sunday!!” Check out his mag- it’s “Probably the best online magazine. Ever”
By Bill McEwen The following photos are all from a very cool blog called Thrive Outdoors. I’ve been in contact with the guy who runs it – Justin Watters – over email for about a week now and he has agreed to let me throw up some of his photos from his many adventures. I wanted to do a big write-up on his blog, but I figured the description comes best from the horse’s mouth. Here’s a bit of our email conversation: BP: What’s the best way to descri … Read More
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