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Fuel for Rocky Mountain Wood Chopping

Nikki Malone/Adventure Tribune

Each winter, we adventure deep into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to spend some time reconnecting with nature. We make our post at a log cabin near a lake and enjoy the opportunity to do absolutely nothing that modern society would deem "productive".

Throughout the course of the journey, we canoe around the lake (if it's not frozen over) and fish for trout with our Tenkara USA fly rods. After that, we return to the cabin and prepare to fight off the evening chill.

With so many fallen trees and beetlekill at our disposal, we spend time chopping logs for firewood with an ax and splitter. This is tiresome, barbaric work to some, but to us, it provides an opportunity for authentic exercise.

We use our hiking and outdoor gear from Columbia Sportswear to shield the Rocky Mountain wind chill. Then, we refuel with an all nature protein drink from Iconic so that we can continue to enjoy the process of wood chopping.

Overall, the experience of seeking and living in natural solitude for a short time rejuvenates us and prepares us to take on the daily adventures that "real life" brings.

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Tom Malone is the Editor-In-Chief of The Adventure Tribune and author of adventure novels, like Across Americana. He is based in Denver, Colorado, where he adventures through the Rocky Mountains while not traveling abroad.
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