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My First Trip—Ouray 2017

Date: 06 Mar, 2017  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Veteran’s Expeditions is an outdoor adventure group led by veterans serving veterans who get after it in big ways.  Their purpose is to help veterans in mind, body and purpose by teaching outdoors skills and facilitating outdoor ventures for fellow veterans.  These outings range from ice climbing, snowshoeing, mountaineering, mountain biking, skiing, summiting big mountains


4th Annual LRRP Fly Fishing Along Alaska’s Kanektok River

Date: 17 Nov, 2016  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

America’s Veterans fly fishing, rafting, and camping in the midnight sun along Alaska’s Kanektok River.   From the trip log of June 27th, 2016. “The team of 8 Veterans and Labrador retriever service dog “Dixie” joined the staff of Alaska’s Wild River Guides and we studied the topographic maps of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge.


Reclaiming the Edge, When Veterans Climb

Date: 17 Nov, 2016  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Eight shadows make their way over an icy slope guided by headlamps and instinct. As most Americans snuggle deeper under the covers in predawn slumber, this group climbs higher, pushing onward over rugged terrain. While their goal is to get to the top of Mount Rainier by sunrise, their purpose stretches far beyond reaching the


9/11 Mummy Range Climb powered by Osprey

Date: 04 Nov, 2016  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

See this blog in its original posting on the Osprey site http://www.ospreypacks.com/stories/a-day-to-remember/ For many of us, the date September 11th will forever stand sharply in our minds. Just hearing the words nine-eleven evokes a certain surge of memories, a prickly recollection of a normal day turned chaos, only 15 years ago. Just ask any American over


Liberty Ridge Mt Rainier Climb powered by Therm-A-Rest

Date: 11 Oct, 2016  No Comments  NICK WATSON

  As John Krueger and I rappelled into the Ouray Ice Park on a weekend Veterans Expeditions trip in February of 2016, John said “We should go for the Liberty Ridge on Rainier; it’s totally within our ability.” I muttered something along the lines of “Yeah sounds awesome, let’s do it”—not thinking that it would


Determination on Denali

Date: 18 Mar, 2016  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Sweeping glacial valleys punctuated by jagged peaks stretch endlessly below us. Our tiny, winged chariot swerves hard right and lands on a nondescript field of snow, more sledding hill than an airstrip. We scramble to unload all our gear and then suddenly the plane disappears with a loud flash. An eerie silence moves in and