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Charles smiles
big on the
winter trails
near Leadville,
Colorado.

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The Wild,
Splendid Life

Blogger, photographer, influencer,
and forward thinker Misha Charles
seeks community-and the perfect
set of snowshoes-on the show floor.
By Doug Schnitzspahn
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Misha Charles moved to Denver from Miami, Florida, three
years ago to work at a technology-in-education start-up.
Instead, she decided to take
a career break to refocus, immersing herself in the wild and
falling in love with the mountains. "I've been crushing hard
on mountains ever since," she
says. She launched into a new
career: blogging at her lifestyle
journal wildsplendidlife.com,
hiking, and summiting peaks.
A graduate of both Princeton
and George Washington University, Charles is passionate
about sharing her experiences
with others through her writing, photography, and intense
involvement in organizations
that put more people outside.
She's a co-leader for Outdoor
Afro Colorado, the state chapter of the national organization
that celebrates and inspires
African American connections
and leadership in nature; a
brand ambassador for Colorado independent retailer Feral;
and a field agent for Colorado
apparel and lifestyle brand
Mountain Standard.
What big project are you
preparing for now?
I summited Mount Kilimanjaro
last summer, and I am hungry for more expeditions and
backpacking adventures. I'm
currently planning a trek to
Everest Basecamp, most likely
in June 2022. Mount Whitney
and the Tour du Mont Blanc
are also on the docket. I'm
also learning to rock climb.

F A R E W E L L

"I GO TO THE SHOW
FOR COMMUNITY.
THERE'S NOTHING
QUITE LIKE BEING
SURROUNDED BY
FOLKS AND BRANDS
THAT SHARE MY
PASSION FOR ENJOYING, SHARING,
AND PROTECTING
THE OUTDOORS."

What gear are you most
hoping to find at the Show?
Snowshoes! Surely some awesome company has figured
out how to hack snowshoes.
Enough with the multiple
straps and buckles that require constant monitoring.
Give me slip-ons, please.
Why is it important for you
to be at the Show?
I go to the Show for community. There's nothing quite like
being surrounded by folks and
brands that share my passion
for enjoying, sharing, and protecting the outdoors. I especially enjoy the workshops and
social events that create space
for those, like me, who are
new to the industry, underrepresented, and underserved. I
love seeing the strides we're
making toward greater diversity and inclusion. Much more
of that, please.

CO U R T E SY M I S H A J. C H A R L E S

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Always Innovating
Taking Charge
Future Epic
Big Picture
Marketing
Farewell
Still in the Game
What’s New?
Zones
Venture Out
Events & Education
Digital Solutions
Must See Gear
Trend Watch
Happenings
From the Road
Innovation Awards
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