Chaconians Give Thanks

Chaco takes great pride in our loyal Chaconian following. This season we are very thankful to have such a tremendous community of adventurers. Chaconians are the heart and soul of Chaco, breathing life into the shoes as you explore, teach, reach and perform.

The Chaco Ambassador Team helps carry our Chaconian message, through competitions, outdoor education and worldly travels these ambassadors organically spread the Chaconian vibe and inspire more people to seek adventures near and far. Below a few of the Chaco Team members share their thankful thoughts with us. Please feel free to do the same in the comments section below this post. 

Follow all the Chaco Ambassadors here on the Chaco blog and on our Chaconian social places- Facebook and Twitter. Together, they represent all of us - our goals; our destinations; our life of adventure! Adventure on Chaconians and stay tuned as we follow the Chaco ambassador team.

EMILY SUKIENNIK: This thanksgiving I am thankful for my boyfriend, Mark, who has turned out to be the most generous, kind, and supportive person in my life.  I am also thankful for the desert which provides me with clarity and strength. 

A competitive athlete, Emily challenges herself by walking across a one-inch wide piece of webbing suspended high above the ground. She's looking to surpass the women's world highline record and gain attention for her sport. Read more about Emily at

LINDSEY WILSON: I'm thankful for all the dirt, mud, bugs, leaves and sticks I clean out of my house on a daily basis. It means my kids have been outside enjoying all the right things! :)

Lindsey Wilson is an environmental educator, outdoor fanatic and mom. She is founder of, a blog dedicated to providing inspiration and tips for making family adventuring fun, easy and accessible.

EILEEN RINGWALD: I'm thankful for the wonders of the earth, and the love of my family and friends. I'm also thankful for the different opportunities life has given me in the past year, life is an adventure on which I am happy to be!

Born and raised in Southern California, Eileen's spent much of her life scrambling on trails and rocks and growing her love for hiking and climbing. She took this love of adventure and formed, a climbing and outdoor community.


The Amazing Flying Emily

Since I was very young I've had dreams that I could fly.  A part of me thought that I had reached my dream of "flying" by becoming a highline walker. Then I moved to Moab, Utah and became surrounded by BASE Jumpers, Skydivers, and Paragliders. 


Ambassador Emily Finds Herself Walking the International Wire!

I was recently given the opportunity to with work with a truly amazing individual and photographer: Krystle Wright out of Australia. She is only 25 years old and has already figured out how to live her life as an adventure sports photographer. 


So life is a crazy thing, right?

I am certainly no expert on life after 25 years of living it, but one thing I've realized is if you don't follow your dreams you will forever wish you did. There comes a point when you figure out what your dreams are, for me it’s a life full of adventure, travel, personal growth and most of all – love. There's really no time to waste and no time but right now so I’m choosing to live my dreams!

What I love to do the most in life these days is highline, rock climb and be outside. When I'm doing any one of these things I feel more alive and more focused than I do any other place on earth. I find the elation of physically and mentally conquering a challenge addicting. Just getting out there makes me happy, but successfully walking a slackline set meters above the ground or scaling a cliff face makes me feel strong. I'm learning to transfer the skills I’ve cultivated in my athletic life into my every day life and it makes me believe anything is possible. 

This summer I've chosen to live out of my car in order to learn more about myself, and the world. A few years ago even thinking about doing something like this terrified me, but I finally feel ready to take that leap. You know when something just feels right? 

Stay tuned for more on my adventures and be sure to follow me on my social networks!






There's something about balancing your way across an abyss that takes you far away from your everyday life and into a place of extreme focus, determination, and overcoming your innate fears. I've become quite fascinated with pushing my personal limits as far as possible, both physically and mentally.


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Chaconians are our pride and joy! They pound pavement, trails, and waves. They teach, reach, and perform. They're people who trust their Chacos, and we're honored to support them.