Monday, April 15, 2013

Take two hours outside and live longer, happier.

This probably isn't news to you, but getting outside is actually good for you!?!

Check out this article at Outside Magazine.

"These days, screen-addicted Americans are more stressed out and distracted than ever. And nope, there’s no app for that. But there is a radically simple remedy: get outside. Florence Williams travels to the deep woods of Japan, where researchers are backing up the surprising theory that nature can lower your blood pressure, fight off depression, beat back stress—and even prevent cancer."

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Monday, April 1, 2013

We are presenting at Midwest Mountaineering Expo!

Dream Job 101 – Adventure Guiding on the Mississippi: The Good, the Bad and the Wavy


Austin Aho has spent more summer days paddling the Mississippi River than anyone in Minnesota.  In 2011, Austin started a paddleboard tour guide company with the mission of sharing his passion for the Mississippi with others in the Twin Cities, and over the past two summers, Stand Up MN has enabled people, mostly beginners, to learn and explore the Mighty Mississippi in new and exciting ways.In this presentation, Austin will share 4 stories from his experiences paddleboarding the Mississippi River and 4 lessons on starting an outdoor adventure company.  You can expect entertaining stories and photos of finding dead bodies and naked ones, hard lessons of legal disputes and cut-throat Groupon negotiations, and souvenirs you should NEVER give a politician.He will also be introducing his latest project: Paddle Taxi, a not-for-profit shuttle service on the Mississippi to provide transportation for your next kayak and canoe adventure!Saturday, 

Apr. 27th, 2:15p.m.,  U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 109
Sunday,  Apr. 28th, 1:00p.m.,  Midwest Mountaineering – Expedition Stage

Be sure to stop by and say hi!