ryanjordan.com | 15.Mar.13
Sam Fulbright of PCM wrote a wonderful post over at WW Dreams that he might have thought was about paddling, but was really about life.
Life’s trials are like a paddler’s swims.
Other times, you try to roll, and can’t. You try again, and can’t. You’re head hits a rock here, a rock there. Maybe you cut a gash on limestone above your brow, or break your nose or mandible. Maybe (gasp!) you have to pull the ripcord and take a big swim, and, as Sam wrote, enjoy...
ryanjordan.com | 8.Feb.13
We reached our original campaign funding goal on our Learn to Packraft! Kickstarter Campaign this week. Incredible, really. We feel super blessed.
I’ve learned a lot in the process of running the campaign. Emotions go all over the place.
First, there’s the excitement of starting a really cool project.
Then, there’s the amazement that happens as pledges roll in fast and furious during the first week.
Then, there’s this serious level of anxiety that comes when you...
ryanjordan.com | 2.Feb.13
“I’m Ready to Help.”
I’ve been a guide for a long time. Officially, I started 25 years ago.
For the last many years, I’ve heard the same old thing from my son, usually after he sees the photos from my trips:
“I wanna go.”
“I wanna catch those fish.”
“I wanna sleep up there.”
“I wanna cross that glacier.”
I wanna. I wanna. I wanna. It’s been like a broken record. I leave, he cries. Same old story.
This year, it was different.
“I wanna help you guide.”
Now that rings a little...