Heading to Outdoor Blogger Summit and SHIFT Conference

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Just a quick note to let everyone know that there won’t be many updates to The Adventure Blog for the rest of the week. I’m on my way to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to take part in the first ever Outdoor Blogger Summit, and attend the SHIFT Conference on environment and adventure.

I’m looking forward to not only catching up with my friends who are also writers and bloggers, but meeting a host of new people as well. The Blogger Summit will be a chance to meet, connect, and share tips with one another, while the SHIFT Conference will open up an important dialog about how climate change is impacting the outdoor spaces that we love so much. Anyone who is a regular skier can tell you how spotty the ski seasons have been in recent years, and as we continue to record warmer and warmer seasons, it could potentially continue to get worse. Will those same kind of environmental issues begin to impact some of our other favorite outdoor activities as well? That’s what SHIFT is all about.

If you’re in the Jackson Hole area, and have an interest in these kinds of discussions, take a look at the schedule of events to see if anything interests you. There is a lot going on over the next few days, and there will definitely be some outdoor luminaries on site. For instance, Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia will be in attendance, as will New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, skier Angel Collinson, and snowboarder Lucas Debari.

I won’t be gone too long however. The conference lasts just through the weekend, which means The Adventure Blog will be back up and running as usual again next week. In the meantime, enjoy the fall weather. Get outside and take advantage of the changing season.

Kraig Becker