Following a “different” 2020 Holiday season, we once again are coming together today, joining our families and friends in a usual tradition of giving thanks. This can certainly look different for different folks whether you are gathering today with family, maybe with a group of friends. Perhaps you are working, as so many across this nation are. No matter, this day tends to stop us in our tracks. But, what exactly does it mean to really “give thanks?”
Saying thank you is lovely when proper. Yet, for this day perhaps the word ‘gratitude’ is better suited? Having gratitude is more than a simple ‘thank you.’ Holding gratitude in your heart is having a real awareness of our dependence upon each other, and let’s be honest, we’re all as dependent upon each other as trees are dependent upon the waters that fall from the sky, or a bird is dependent upon a tree that hatches it’s favorite seed.
Our relationships with each other have always been necessary for us to grow and become who we’ve become, to do what we do. To survive as we survive.
Having gratitude also means we demonstrate our appreciation.
With this in mind, today, all of us at Backcountry Journeys would like to extend to you, our guests and friends, our sincerest gratitude. Without you, we are not able to successfully do what we do. We are not able to visit the beautiful places we love so much and share in the joy of these spots, the critters, and the peace of mind that comes with them.
Thank-you! Each and every one of you. We are thankful. We are humbled. Our hearts are full of gratitude.
The Backcountry Journeys Team
Kenton Krueger has spent the past several years guiding backpackers, hikers, and photographers into the wild places of the American West such as Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Katmai, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands National Parks, as well as internationally in Costa Rica & Brazil. In addition to backpacking and camping, his adventures include rock climbing, exploring the slot canyons of southern Utah, mountain biking, and bagging 14ers in Colorado’s San Juan Mountain Mountain Range. Kenton is a trail runner, former pilot, and spent roughly five years writing and photographing for the award-winning Omaha World-Herald newspaper, out of his hometown, Omaha, Nebraska. Kenton looks forward to utilizing his years of trip leading and guiding experience, combined with his passion and experience behind the lens, to provide memorable and unforgettable experiences at the wild places we will visit together.
Don’t miss the next session of BCJ Live!
Managing Your Photo Library
with Russell Graves
Thursday, December 9th, 2021
11 am – 12 pm Mountain Time