The Muddy Messenger

========== News & Notes from Muddy Shoe Adventures =========


Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. ― Miriam Beard


As I think back to my earliest childhood memories, many of them are of the Holidays: Spending time with family and friends, eating my mom's world-famous chocolate chip cookies, and anxiously anticipating the gifts that Santa would bring.

In many ways, some things never change. Most of my best memories now are still centered around 'holidays' ― although they tend to be more of the adventurous kind ― and spending cherished time with loved ones, near and far. Perhaps most importantly, the excitement of a young boy who loved receiving gifts has transformed into a passion for giving of himself to the service of others. At the same time, the awareness of the many small, seemingly insignificant gifts that we receive every day ― a kind word of encouragement, a smile from a stranger, or a heartfelt note of appreciation from a client ― still fills me with so much excitement and joy ...

And so, this small note is full of happiness and best wishes for you and your family during this Holiday Season from the Muddy Shoe Team. We are so blessed and grateful for the gifts that you have given and shared with us this past year ― your love, support, guidance, and time ― as we strive to reach our mission of changing lives and improving team performance through facilitated adventure travel programs. We achieved so much this year and have even more to look forward to in 2015, and we could not have done it without you. With love and gratitude to all ...

― Michael & the Muddy Shoe Team

As you begin thinking about your 2015 travel plans, we hope that you'll consider one of our upcoming Muddy Shoe Getaways or Expeditions. Of course, if you have a specific destination and/or adventure in mind and want us to help you turn that trip into your very own Muddy Shoe Adventure, we are happy to create a Custom Program for you!

Your Best Year Ever Hiking Adventure

DATE: January 3, 2015 | TIME: 9AM―3PM | LOCATION: Angeles National Forest | COST: $50

ABOUT: Join Muddy Shoe Adventures for a day of hiking, group conversations, and personal reflection as you create your New Years' Resolutions and build an action plan for making 2015 the best year of your life!

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Colorado: Winter Wonderland Adventure

DATE: February 26―March 2, 2015 | LOCATION: Dunton Hot Springs, Dunton, CO | COST: Call for Pricing

ABOUT: Join MSA at Dunton Hot Springs for 5-days and 4-nights of adventure and luxury in the Colorado Wilderness! This adventure combines activities such as snowshoe hiking and ice-climbing with art classes, yoga, and MSA's Reconnecting with Yourself program to create a truly transformational adventure experience!

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Norway: Arctic Adventure

DATE: April 7―15, 2015 | LOCATION: Karasjok, Norway | COST: $6500/pp

ABOUT: Join MSA and our friends at Turgleder for 9 adventure-filled days in Northern Norway. You will lead your own dogsled team, go snowshoe hiking, experience the Northern Lights, try your hand at ice-fishing, and more! Along the way, you'll be guided by MSA program leaders in your journey of Reconnecting with Yourself.

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