The Outdoor Retailer Show is all about checking out new gear, networking with new people, and strengthening our relationship with NOLS partners. It takes about 30 minutes to walk from one end of the conference floor to the other.
The conference kicked off with speeches from Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, and Natural Leaders Coordinator Juan Martinez. They spoke about getting people connected back with nature, and the America's Great Outdoors initiative. NOLS is involved with the AGO initiative by co-hosting one of the country-wide listening sessions in Lander, Wyoming on August 25th.
NOLS book printed in full color. We work closely with this Pennsylvania-based publisher on all of our book projects. They also publish titles on military history, fly-fishing, the Appalachian Trail, and more!
Nuun electolyte-enhanced sports drink tabs have been floating around the NOLS headquarters offices for the last few weeks and they are also making the rounds here at the Summer Market. Pop one of these tablets into your water bottle for a super refreshing, sugar-free solution to quenching thirst. Have you tried Nuun before on your adventures? Let us know what you think!
There was also a sighting of NOLS all-star (Baja Sea Kayaking grad, veggie-bus crew member, Rocky Mountain Intern, and Student Services Rep) Jared Pangretic. He is now a member of the Mountainsmith marketing team. He was super busy, but had time to stop by our booth, and have dinner with us. (Don't forget where you got your start Jared!)
For more info on the latest gear from the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show check out the following blogs: