Phil and Apryle’s Next Adventure

We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately, “So what’s next?!”  Here’s what we’ve been up to and what we’ve got up our sleeves…

Upon getting back from our Colorado Trail trip, I’ve been busy leading guided hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park for Kirk’s Flyshop and Mountain Adventures.  I’ve had an awesome time – hiking almost every day – and helping people meet challenges and see the awesome scenery in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

This fall, I was fortunate enough to be offered an internship with the National Park as an interpretive intern. Through my internship, I’ll be helping park visitors at the visitor center, trailheads, and on the trails throughout the park to understand the geology, flora, fauna, and interconnectedness of the ecosystem in Rocky. My internship begins on Monday, August 23 and runs through November 6 – come visit the park during elk rut and take one of my interpretive hikes! Next summer, I hope to work as a seasonal ranger in the National Park. I’ll still be doing some graphic design and web development, but not as regularly.

Phil is back at it at REI in Boulder. You can catch him in the footwear or camping department, helping people buy shoes that aren’t too small and shave pounds off their pack weight. No career changes planned for the foreseen future.  Phil has also done some guiding this month, and during August we were both lucky enough to assist folks on their first summit of Longs Peak.

Our current project is backyard chicken keeping.  We’re enjoying spending time together assembling materials for our coop, building, and choosing our chickens.

Much anticipated by Phil’s grandmother, this winter will hopefully see us planning our first book – a personal narrative of the Colorado Trail, interlaced with local natural history, mining and industry, current environmental issues, and flashback stories from the Inside Passage, Tetons, South America, and more.  Look for it on bookshelves who-knows-when!

So you want to know what adventure is up next??

We’re not sure yet, ourselves, but we’re open to suggestions.  Leave a comment or shoot us an email at philandapryle@elevatedattitude.com – we’d love to hear your ideas!

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