Through my blogging and travels, I’ve gotten to meet some truly remarkable people. Some have become friends, others are mentors, some are both. All of them, I cherish for their impact on my life.

And now that I’ve been around the blogosphere for a little while, I occasionally meet people who are inspired by what I do. It’s a little shocking, quite frankly, considering so many of my adventures are just comedies of errors. Nonetheless, being on the receiving end of the kind of appreciation I have for others, is a huge honor.

So on this particular day, I’d like to give a shout out to the great folks who, whether they know it or not, have influenced my outlook and journey. Among them are a variety of adventurers but in particular, the wonderful folks of Tremont, my photography buddies, my ATQA crew, my Outdoor Families family, and of course, my family and friends that deal with me on a daily basis. Mad love y’all!

Appreciation is a wonderful thing — it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. ~Voltaire

Cheers to the people who influence our lives in big ways and small ones…