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Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part Two: The Crew

Posted on September 13, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part Two: The Crew

Something you have to first understand is this crew was not composed of hiking partners. It was not formulated of familiar friends. The crew was emerged from the powers of Social Media. Well, um… kinda.

Each member of our Hell Hike And Raft 2015 crew carries an online presence and partisan influence for travel, bound by a love for the outdoors. Each of us dug up from our own backyards and invited to join Epic Social Adventures for a backcountry trip, permitted to few. Carrying a fair share of boastful bragging rights, adjoined by a rafting adventure with raging Class V whitewaters. Seemed epic, so I accepted.

If you have been apart of the Hell Hike And Raft 2015 following or kept up with any of those who will be named below you already know, but if you’re completely new to the entire Hell Hike And Raft circuit I’ll tell you about the visually-pronounced, inconsequential matter of fact to this team’s misbalance of genders. It’s true… For the simple matter of acceptance this year’s Hell Hike And Raft 2015 team was concluded of only three, spunky, outdoor-spirited ladies who may or may not have conducted enough estrogen-induced energy to make the guys believe there were more. {That is still an unsupported accusation and has yet to be proven.}


Okay, but seriously all kidding aside. With complete honesty this crew was/is phenomenal and I appreciate having been teamed-up alongside each for 7-days. Each one of us, habitual of our own individual passion for travel and diverse enjoyment for the outdoors, with unique and distinctive, yet reciprocal adoration for adventure is what brought us all together in August 2015, for what I’m calling a pretty damn epic trip.


Let me introduce you to my battalion and new adventure cohorts.


Jen owner/operator at Mountain Bound Photography also co-owner/co-adventurer at


Jana & Thom a nature loving dynamite duo, also founders of


Adam is an awesome all-around great-idea machine, one-tenth of an #Omniten team, and fierce founder of HikingTheTrail.Com.


Scott a New England Boy Scout, now lending his love of the outdoors from Illinois, founder of HikingForward.Com.


Pablo a really kind, craft beer drinking guy hailing from Colorado, filing his curiosity for all things travel, at WheresPablo.Com.


Dean fostering appreciation, preservation and conservation for Mother Nature as a founding member of Leave No Trace Canada, and current Conservation Director for Nature Saskatchewan. Find him at


Kovas a Midwestern family man consciously cultivating an appreciation and respect for the outdoors, alongside his wife, children and utter strangers such as myself. Find him at MidwestMultisportLife.Com.


These extraordinary, dynamic and adventurous souls are now my friends. They’re stuck receiving holiday cards from me via snail mail each year. And it doesn’t matter if they like it… They really should have thought about that before joining me through the Seven Devils. Make sure you follow my ESA crew for future shenanigans.

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Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part One: Backpacking Gear

Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part Three: Backpacking - Seven Devils - Idaho

Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part Four: Whitewater Rafting - Snake River

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