Rock the Boat

Is it really already August?!? Woah. It has been a while since my last blog post “Let’s Go Rafting”, and raft we did! Low water is already here and most of the vacationers have come and gone. That means it’s time for me to find a new job and a more viable winter home than the camper.

Luckily, I managed to find both of those things! Archie and I just moved into our new house (yes, the address really is 420) in Salida! I also recently started a new full time office job. I just transitioned to working full time there and coaching CrossFit a few days a week. That’s right, I am now fully qualified to kick your ass at the CF box! 🙂 But before the snow starts falling, let’s recap…

2016 SUMMER-y:

  • Being a 2nd year raft guide is a lot like being a rookie raft guide… Mo money mo problems?
  • But, rafting is a whole lot more fun as a returning guide since I kind of knew what I was doing
  • Climbed Mt. Belford (14,203 ft) in the worst climbing conditions I’ve ever experienced. It was pretty epic.
  • Did numerous other amazing hikes in Chaffee County
  • Got my face on a billboard!!
  • Kept my raft people-side up (although I did fall out one time…)
  • Signed a lease with my wonderful boyfriend ♥
  • Met Camille Leblanc-Bazinet – 2014 CrossFit Games Champion
  • Became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer!

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I am sad to say goodbye (for now) to the river, but pumped to have reached over 1,000 river miles this year! Thank you so much to all of my friends and family who were brave enough to let me take them down Browns Canyon!! A summer spent whitewater rafting is always a summer well spent, and I’m guessing my first winter in the Heart of the Rockies won’t be half bad either 😉



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