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EMBRACING EACH SEASON AS A MULTI-SPORT ATHLETE

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By: LOWA Ambassador Lisa Ballard 

There’s an old adage, “You’ve got to do what you’re good at.” In my case, I’m good at being outdoors, especially skiing, hiking and hunting, but I also like to climb cliffs, raft roiling rivers, paddle lazy lakes, run on trails, throw a fly line, and bike on gravel and pavement. What I actually do each day depends on the season and where I might land on various far-flung assignments as a writer/photographer or as a ski racer/coach.

MOUNT MITCHELL. HIKING TO THE TOP OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS

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By: LOWA Ambassador Lisa Ballard 

Mount Mitchell (6,684’) in western North Carolina is the highest point east of the Mississippi. There’s something about the label, “highest”, that tugged at me, so I traveled there in May to climb it with Jake Blood. Jake helped build the trail network and was a hiking encyclopedia about the peak.

Denali , T - 4 months: A broken wrist, delayed training plan, and more questions than answers

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By: LOWA Ambassador, Alexandra Garcia

By the time this article is published, the countdown timer will be reminding me I am T-4 months from Denali. This big, intimidating, exhilarating, somewhat larger than life goal will be a mere school semester away from reality. The day this article is published, I will also very likely coming out of my 6-week post-op follow-up appointment, eager to receive the go-ahead from my orthopedic surgeon to start weight-bearing exercises.