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Living Life on Two Wheels, An Interview with Recover Ambassador TJ Kearns

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Living Life on Two Wheels, An Interview with Recover Ambassador TJ Kearns

When asked about his occupation, Georgia born TJ Kearns describes himself as a “Professional Good Time Facilitator.”  How can you argue with that?  For TJ, it happens to be all wrapped up in creating a life as an acclaimed adventure photographer that can most frequently be found on his mountain bike, or digging in the dirt with his trail building company Cohutta Trail Designs.  Recover catches up with TJ about living life on two wheels, creating a bike route from Newfoundland to Key West, and life perspectives when walking through cow poop.   Photo by TJ KEARNS Biking and multi-day...

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Why I Joined Recover to Protect Our Parks with Kresten Anderson

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Why I Joined Recover to Protect Our Parks with Kresten Anderson

Protect Our Parks: Hanging by a Pinch with Kresten Anderson Pinch: A climbing term used to describe a rock hold that is squeezed between the thumb and fingers for grip.  “Pinch” holds are usually tiny, minute features on a rock wall, not something the non-climbers’ eye would see as a support for one’s entire body weight 100 ft. off the ground.   Climbers have to make the most of what’s right in front of them.  They can’t change where a foot or handhold is or how far apart the holds are; it’s up to them to solve the existing puzzle....

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Protect Our Parks with Bill Johnston

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Protect Our Parks with Bill Johnston

As the sun dove below the horizon on a short January day, the idea for Protect Our Parks sparked while Recover's President Bill Johnston was on a run. For all of us, moving outdoors in any capacity is a natural means to unplug, unwind, blow off steam, and process. Fueled by the piece of Recover's mission to inspire and educate, creating a tee that donates $5 directly to the National Park Foundation with every sale turned from spark to ignition. While mountain biking on the trails in Pisgah National Forest this summer, we caught up with Bill.  Straight from the...

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Why I Joined Recover to Protect Our Parks with Kyle and Lisa Clark

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Why I Joined Recover to Protect Our Parks with Kyle and Lisa Clark

  For the Clark family, “family” means you’re in it together.  This is not in a supposed, metaphorical or ideological sense, literally you are side by side in anything from a triathlon to a National Park vacation.  Amidst Blue Ridge Relays and multi-sport family trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Yellowstone, and who knows where next, Kyle Clark has also been a full-time member of the Recover team since 2014.  Whether working for Recover in the office or at an event, Kyle wears more hats than we can count.  Upon hearing about Recover and its mission, she was “fully on board from...

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Why I joined Recover to Protect Our Parks with Michaelyn Koss Foy

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Why I joined Recover to Protect Our Parks with Michaelyn Koss Foy

Michaelyn Koss Foy is one of those energetic, magnetic women who “has had every job under the sun.”  Currently, she is settled into one of the hardest full-time professions out there: motherhood.  As part of Recover’s Protect Our Parks summer campaign, we will be featuring spotlight interviews with everyday Americans who inspire us, and who are inspired by our nation’s National Parks.  This month, we are featuring Michaelyn, from Asheville, North Carolina.    Let’s start with the roots… Where are you from? I’m from Atlanta.  Growing up, I spent most of my time in mid-town in the city, but we...

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