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Adventure : May 2012

Take a Breath of Fresh Air

Join the Recess Revolution and get outside for a mid-day breather to help keep you focused for the rest of the day. Increase productivity and improve your health one day at a time with 10 minute afternoon breaks. Check out these adventures just outside your door.

STRETCH IT OUT
Substitute a full yoga class with a few stretches during lunch. Bring your mat to work and find an open space outside to practice. The Warrior II and Downward Dog poses will increase blood flow, leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated for the rest of the day. 

HIT THE PARK
Bring your Frisbee to work and discuss your mid-day meeting outside. Grab a co-worker and head to the park for a game of pickup. Get some sun and a little exercise while conducting business.     

EAT LOCAL
Walk to your local farmer’s market for an afternoon break. Peruse the fresh produce and find a healthy snack. Not only will you find naturally-grown food, and catch some fresh air, you’ll also be supporting your community.   

TAKE BACK RECESS
Take the ultimate break from the daily grind with a FIVE-DAY ADVENTURE GETAWAY for two to Havasu Falls. Spend your days trekking through narrow side canyons to arrive at the base of this magnificent 100-foot waterfall, nestled in an offshoot of the Grand Canyon. Plus, have a chance to WIN SUMMER GEAR FROM KEEN. Come back rejuvenated and ready to handle whatever comes your way.

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CHOOSE YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURE

Whether you’re preparing to climb Mount Rainier or getting ready for a weekend camping trip, it’s important to bring food that will sustain your energy. Portable, delicious, and nutritious, Good ‘n Natural energy bars come in a variety of flavors. Gluten-free and vegan, these bars are made with nutrient-packed ingredients that will keep you going all day long.

Ride Sedona
Known for its red rocks and picturesque landscapes, Sedona has what feels like an endless supply of bike trails. For spectacular views, check out the bike paths that border the Red Rock Scenic Byway (State Route 179). Sign up for the annual Sedona Century Bicycle Event in October and choose from three circuits: the 62-mile full ride, the 42-mile medium circuit, or the fun ride of 33 miles. Pack Peanut Butter Good ‘n Natural® bars to keep your energy up during the ride.

Raft the Nantahala
Head to Bryson City, North Carolina for the thrill of a lifetime. Spend
the day on the water, rafting Class I-III rapids. Check out
carolinaoutfitters.com to find a rafting company to guide you down this scenic river. Bring Lemon Good ‘n Natural® bars for a refreshing and filling snack to satisfy your hunger throughout the day.

Camp Out
Head to Acadia National Park for a weekend of camping. Located on Mount Desert Island, Maine, you’ll have unobstructed views of the coastline on your getaway. Check out visitmaine.com to choose your campground. After dinner, huddle around the campfire and enjoy Chocolate Good ‘n Natural® bars for dessert.

Hike the Rockies
Nothing compares to the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. From lakeside trails to steep mountain peak climbs, there’s something for everyone at the Rocky Mountain National Park. Check out Emerald Lake trail or Mills Lake trail for short and moderate hikes. Or challenge yourself with Timber Lake trail, which has an elevation gain of 2,060 feet. Keep hunger away while you hike with Cranberry Almond Good ‘n Natural® bars.

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'Undercity' Screening

Our screening of Undercity has ended for the night. Come back next Thursday to watch Red Gold, Felt Soul Media's award-winning environmental documentary about the potential effects of mine on Alaska's most productive salmon rivers.

To get ready for this year's Mountainfilm in Telluride, we'll be playing a Mountainfilm documentary every Thursday in May. On May 10, at any time between 6 and 9 p.m. MST come to this page to watch Undercity, the story of urban caver Steve Duncan's quest to piece together the dark history of New York City by exploring its tunnels and sewers.

Starting at 7 p.m. MST click here to join filmmaker Andrew Wonder and guerrilla historian Steve Duncan for a Q&A about Undercity. The director of Mountainfilm in Telluride, David Holbrooke, will moderate the discussion. 

Film Synopsis
Below New York City lies hundreds of miles of tunnels and sewers, which is where historian Steve Duncan works. Follow Duncan as he explores the underside of New York City, and finds a dark world filled with surprising characters and shocking adventures. Andrew Wonder's film won the Festival Director's award at the 2011 Mountainfilm. 

For more information on Steve Duncan and his future projects, read Will Hunt's story on Duncan.

On May 17, we'll play Felt Soul Productions award-winning environmental documentary about salmon in Alaska, Red Gold. And on May 24, we'll play Samsara, the story of Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, and Renan Oztruk's first attempt to climb India's 20,702-foot Meru.

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