when you push a little harder, a little faster, a little longer?


Passion with a Purpose

Hundreds of trail miles dedicated to healthy high mountain lakes.

Rich O'Connell's trips into the mountains are passion with a purpose. Not only does he get to visit his favorite high mountain lakes, as a Washington Trail Blazer he helps to keep them stocked with the trout that make his trips so rewarding. "Lots of sweat, lots of commitment, bee stings, bush-whacking, and everything from cliff climbing to mountain climbing."


We asked Vasque performance hikers what inspires them, what pushes them, and why? Below are stories of personal passion and perspective from their outdoor adventures. #WhatsWithin you?


What happens when you get out? What do you discover when you push a little harder, a little faster, a little longer? What places inspire you?

Show us. Tag your inspired photos, videos, blog posts, haikus, interpretive dances, and whatever else your next excursion helps you create with the #WhatsWithin hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Watch it show up here.

And every time you post with the #WhatsWithin hashtag, you'll be entered to win some sweet Vasque shoes or other gear (see full rules here). Gear giveaways happen monthly.

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