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    Member Since August 2010

    Nathan Thompson

    Albert Lea, Minnesota 

    I am passionate about hiking and the outdoors. I think it's the explorer in me; there is a certain exhilaration that comes from traversing a rugged trail to a destination that few people will ever see. Hiking is mentally therapeutic for me. It helps me to mentally sort through all the different things that are competing for my time and energy, highlight the things that are really important, and throw away the things that are unnecessary mental strains. For me, hiking, nature, and the solitude that it often offers, brings focus.

    Because of the impact nature has had on my personal and spiritual life, my father and I co-founded Man Up Adventures (www.man-up-adventures.com) - an organization dedicated to guiding men into authentic manhood through the teachings of the Bible. We're all about creating men that are committed, engaged, and present in the lives of their families; "Better Fathers, Better Husbands" is one of our mottos. We facilitate several outdoor excursions each year in various wilderness locations. All of our teaching is done via experiential learning in these outdoor settings. Men are leaving their comfort zones, entering the wild and coming back home changed. It's really encouraging to see the good that's being accomplished.

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