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The Get Out More Tour Is On The Move

After leaving Oregon, we pointed our Subaru Outback east for our second presentation at Cascade Outfitters in Boise, Idaho.


After leaving Oregon, we pointed our Subaru Outback east for our second presentation at Cascade Outfitters in Boise, Idaho. It was Cascade Outfitters first time hosting a Get Out More event, and we had over 30 people in the audience. Nearly everyone who attended went home with one of our gear giveaway prizes (which I’m sure will help draw bigger crowds next year!)

After Boise, it was time to head south to Utah for presentation #3 in Murray, Utah. Before our presentation, we had time to visit with Goal Zero at their home offices. Not only did we get a history of their company (they were started to help people in the Democratic Republic of Congo get affordable electricity to their villages), we also got the grand tour of their offices – which have a rock climbing wall and a slide. And if you are wondering, yes, both Kim and I climbed the wall, which dropped us into the Marketing department.

After a great afternoon with Goal Zero, in which we met nearly everyone on staff, it was time to get to our event: our first Eddie Bauer store. We set up our displays and waited for the crowd to arrive for our 6:00 start. We got a little nervous when at 5:58 there was a total of one person in attendance. Kim and I whispered to each other, “the only thing more awkward than giving a presentation to 1,000 people would be giving it to one person!” Luckily, a few minutes after 6, a bunch of people showed up – 41 in total. I guess Utes take being “fashionably late” pretty seriously.

The Eddie Bauer presentation went well, and the Eddie Bauer staff were super nice and helpful with the set-up and break-down of our displays – thanks again Eddie Bauer everyone!!

After the presentation, we had plans to travel down to Bryce Canyon for a long weekend of hiking and seeing the hoodoos in the snow. Unfortunately, Mother Nature conspired against us with sub-20 degree nights each night, so we stayed in the Soldier Valley outside of Park City, Utah. We found a cozy little cabin in Wasatch Mountain State Park where we spent our weekend hiking and enjoying the stunning sights of the western-most chain of the Rockies.

Now we’re off to Colorado, where we’ll have four presentations in four day (whew!) Wish us luck, and we hope to see you at a Get Out More Tour stop soon!

Happy hiking,

-Brian and Kim

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