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Boise Whitewater Festival off to a Rapid Start
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Boise Whitewater Festival off to a Rapid Start

Despite some major changes due to the historically high water, the Boise Whitewater Festival had a great inaugural event. Participants came from Idaho, Utah, Washington and Colorado to paddle some of the best whitewater in the world!

Boise Whitewater Festival

Sunday’s races took place on the 7 mile, class III section of the Main Payette. There was a Stand Up Paddleboard race as well as a seven mile, downriver race. After the competition, everyone joined together to enjoy live music performed by Jonathon Warren and the Billy Goats and wonderful microbrews provided by Payette Brewery.

ERSLA & Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
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ERSLA & Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Rodney McDonald | MK Ambassador

ERSLA has been honored to host Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Nicaragua. The visiting group of development and nursing students are studying development and health issues in rural areas. ERSLA took the students to visit a maternity home near Somoto where they learned about the benefits of the Moringa tree and how it improves the lives of women with newborn babies. We had the opportunity to plant 12 trees in the yard at the home. Mountain Khakis pulled through to look crisp and clean during the meeting, but also be tough enough to handle the dirt while teaching how to plant the trees.

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AblePilot’s First Camp

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Able Pilot put on a camp for Veterans that MK was honored to support. Check out the video!

Team Mountain Khakis: Cha-ching! Neil doubles up at the Double Down Challenge
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Team Mountain Khakis: Cha-ching! Neil doubles up at the Double Down Challenge

8/13 KERSHAW, SC – Thomas, Pat, and Neil were hoping for a jackpot on Saturday at the Double Down Challenge Circuit Race, a double-header that features morning and afternoon races and offers double payout to anyone who can win both. The TMK trio knew that controlling 2 races with only 3 riders would be a challenging task, but after scoring a win in the first race, all bets were off.

Neil edged out Joey Rosskopf of Team Type 1 in the morning race, winning the bunch-sprint out of a late 7-man breakaway.

Now the Real Adventure Begins
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Now the Real Adventure Begins

In college, I met this beautiful nursing student. Her name was Beth. I remember everything from the first night we met. I obviously didn’t make too much of an impression because she met me for the first time during church one evening, weeks later.

Then one fateful night, at an art show my photos were displayed at, we finally hung out, both knowing each other existed.

After weeks of watching documentaries and failing at making sushi, I held her hands in my lobster mitts on a cold Minnesota night and our relationship flourished.

Then exactly 3 years and 7 months from that night, after biking across Iowa, hiking between lakes in Glacier, graduating college, finding jobs and moving to Montana, on a trail in the backcountry of Glacier National Park, I got down on one knee (in my MKs of course), and Beth said, “yes!”

The roads that lead the two of us to meet were rough. Once together life has been nothing but an expedition, finding who we are and where we belong.

We still don’t know entirely who we are and most certainly we don’t know where we belong. But that’s the fun of it. Life’s an adventure and it’s more enjoyable and exciting spending it, whether or not in a small backpacking tent, with your best friend and love of your life.