“This is something that I had for in the military, this public land. So that moment right there was like for now on any chance I get, any route I can take to keep fighting for these lands I’ll do it.”
After a career as a Navy SEAL, Josh Jespersen came home and found comfort in long days outside splitboarding in the mountains of Colorado. Turns out Josh is a bit of a badass and ending up skinning up and snowboarding down all 54 of Colorado’s 14’ers, smashing big-mountain skier Chris Davenport’s previous record of 362 days by doing it in just 138. Now Josh has another challenge at hand and that is fighting to protect the wild places left in this country. This Is An American Hero.
View this post on Instagram
To paraphrase the National Anthem, "our flag 'is' still there." 🇺🇸 A part of the reason why is our nation's veterans and the constant fight they put forth to maintain our freedoms. You may thank them for their service today, and they may respond saying, "you're worth it." 🇺🇸 If you'd really like to thank us however, I am asking for your help with something we all need. The "Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act," needs our help in getting passed. This bill mandates that the VA study the efficacy of outdoor therapy, and is a monumental first step in getting veterans prescribed time outside in a number of capacities instead of pharmaceuticals. Adjunct outdoor therapy is a completely different path forward in how we can treat mental health. LINK IN BIO for some more information. 🇺🇸 To help, I would ask that you spread the word. Tell your friends, family, and your representatives about this bill. Re-post this in your feed or stories, and tag your representatives, and as many others as you can. Make your own post, and do the same thing. However you decided to help, I am sincerely thanking you! 🇺🇸 We need this, and the veteran population isn't big enough to get this passed ourselves. We need the help of our country. In advance, thank you ALL for returning the favor. PC: @kis_dust