FREE USA GROUND SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $25

The Difference Between Stupidity and Genius

The Difference Between Stupidity and Genius

by Mark Thomas

Last week I asked for feedback about what makes you feel alive or connected. I received a flood of responses that I'm still going through. Next week I'll share the ideas and comments. It's going to be one of my favorite blog posts. Today I just wanted to share a quick story/thought. On Labor Day I decided to climb a peak called Mount Superior. I judged the mileage and elevation gain would require about two hours of hiking. Turns out I was completely wrong. I left late in the day with a friend. On our way up all the hikers looked at us funny. About halfway into the hike we realized it was going to be dark on the way down. Superior is a bit sketchy. Requires some scrambling with a bit of exposure. We decided we would try to push through and get up and back down past the worst of it before total darkness hit. Here's what we were rewarded with at the top:

I think this sunset wast he best I'd seen all summer. So was it genius or stupidity? I guess it was probably both! Right after we enjoyed this we had to make our way down on a night where there was no moon. Of course we had headlamps, but when you are down scrambling it's not that comfortable. Turns out this hike night was one of my all-time favorites, so I won't dwell too much on the questionable nature of our decision. Had I not spent the summer getting comfortable on bigger mountains, I think I would have turned around. Maybe there is a life lesson in here, but I'll let the reader decide what they want :)




Mark Thomas
Mark Thomas

Author



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Newsletter

Moments, Movement, and Triumphs
Moments, Movement, and Triumphs

by Mark Thomas

One of my goals is to create a business that has a 2-way, long-term relationship with its customers. After all, those are the kinds of relationships I value in my personal life. What are we if not a bunch of grownup kids forced to work for a living :) So, I'm attempting to make this brand a way to create friendships and have fun experiences. To get to know you better, I asked you what made you feel alive or connected. I got a flood of responses back. It's about Movement, Moments, and Triumph. 

Read More

10 Awesome Outdoor Documentaries to Inspire You to Get Outside
10 Awesome Outdoor Documentaries to Inspire You to Get Outside

by Guest Contributor

In the dead of winter, the desire to get outside can be tempered by sub-zero temperatures and the lure of a cozy couch. But there’s no better cure for stoking your adrenaline and getting after it—no matter how chilly it is—than being inspired by others doing just that. To that end, here are our picks for 10 gripping, critically acclaimed outdoor documentaries that each tell a remarkable story about the outdoors and the adventurers, athletes, and environmental icons who run, climb, race, and row their way to glory (most can be streamed on Amazon, Netflix, or Hulu). Grab the popcorn and get ready to get inspired (and then outside).

Read More

How to Take a Mini Sabbatical With Your Family
How to Take a Mini Sabbatical With Your Family

by Guest Contributor

Last year, my husband and I made everyone we know jealous by announcing that we were moving to Hawaii. The punchline is that we only moved there for a month.

Many of us assume that travel falls into a couple of categories: a week of vacation time or a quit-your-job-and-travel-the-world adventure, a trend that’s increasingly splashed across social media. I’m not the first to discover an appealing middle ground, however: For those with established careers or children (or both), a month is long enough to offer a deeper experience than a weeklong getaway (let’s face it—it takes three days just to disconnect and decompress) and short enough to avoid upending your entire life back at home.

Read More

★ Judge.me Reviews

Let customers speak for us

1384 reviews
82%
(1137)
13%
(175)
3%
(46)
1%
(16)
1%
(10)
Loved the mask and had no problems breathing.

Mask fit well and had no problems breathing. Only issue was it would work it’s way loose. Maybe I need to secure the straps better?

Terralite chair

I have an old model and now a new model chair and love them both. The new (current) chair’s structure is better, however the actual seat has a seam that goes across the back and is slightly uncomfortable, the previous model had mesh all the way up the back and did not have this issue. I would rate a chair at 5 stars if I could combine the old seat design with the new structure. Again, I love both chairs and don’t hesitate to bring them with me anywhere I travel.

Fantastic company, great masks

Bought these masks for an upcoming vacation and have tested them out quite a bit in the pool- they work amazingly well. Cannot wait to use them for snorkeling. We love everything Wildhorn designs and these are no exception.

Great Helmet Headphones

My husband had a pair he use all winter. He liked them so well I decided to get a pair also.

all set for snorkeling

We combine these with our Seaview snorkel masks in a backpack and all set for snorkeling! These travel well, absorb a ton of water and dry quickly. They are not plush, so they seem a little odd for a towel at first, but that is what makes it so compact and portable.