I've got this little metal plaque hanging overly desk where I write and edit my photos. I got it this past Christmas from my mom. It just reads:
"Your mountain is waiting so get on your way."
Thanks, Dr. Suess and Mom.
I look at it as a daily reminder to get at it, get going, nothing is impossible, and also the San Juan Mountains are waiting for me to get back.
It's hard in life not to get discouraged when you don't accomplish as much as you'd like in the time frame you determined was acceptable. You start to get down on yourself and doubt your abilities. It's a basic human reaction, a flaw if you will. Thankfully there's a group of people out there that help remind me daily that A) my situation is nowhere near dire and B) absolutely nothing is impossible.
We've all seen those really cool Rod Vaults driving down road a time or two. If you're on social media, I'm sure you've noticed #FlyGalFriday, and if you're really lucky you've witnessed a Roof Top Tent parked next to your favorite river. So, who are these guys behind all this really cool fishy stuff?
If you haven't read the story behind the folks at Denver Outfitters, it's one of the most amazing stories about overcoming unthinkable odds.
Photo Credit: Denver Outfitters - Our Story
In their own words, it is the "story of seven young men & women who took a business worth less than nothing …And in less than two years turned it into a company valued in the millions!"
I'd sit here and paraphrase and type out their story, but I truly wouldn't do it justice. Instead, you should just watch this video:
Jacob is a fly fishing guide with a passion for conservation and brook trout. He is an accomplished rod builder and restorationist.
Jillian is an outdoor photographer and blogger, using her voice for Public Lands and Cold Water Conservation. She specializes in trying to out fish jacob whenever she puts the camera down.