Paddling Uganda with Chaco Ambassador Haley Mills

After fighting sleep for hours I decide to stumble my way to make coffee and open my computer that is fully charged for the first time in months. Its four in the morning and my body is living somewhere between Africa and the US time zone. My first sip of coffee doesn’t taste like the gray gritty coffee that I am used to from the island. If I was still living island life it would be 12pm, I would be finishing up my first paddling session and probably playing water volleyball while lunch was being prepared. Now I am in a house in the states trying to type up a blog that will some how recap all the awesome adventures I have experienced in the past month while in Africa.


Chaconian Adventures Are Among Us, Bring the Right Tent Along!

Finding the perfect tent is something every growing outdoor family has to figure out. Usually more than once. Now that we're a family of 5 humans and 1 canine we had to upgrade. We put a lot of thought into our tent selection, so I thought I'd share some of the things we considered when purchasing our new tent.


Here's to 2012, and to a 2013 Full of Adventure for Chaco Ambassador Eileen Ringwald

So 2012 has come to a close, was it a great adventure year for you? It was for me, and I'm looking forward to 2013. Every year people seem to make resolutions around this time, to tell you the truth, I usually do not. Instead I love to stay prepared for the opportunities that may come my way. Sometimes being prepared means that certain opportunities will inevitably show up, such as in the case of going on say, a permit required backpacking trip, but sometimes that can also mean taking off for an unexpected week in Yosemite because a friend's friend bailed on them.


Just a Day in my Life - Chaco Ambassador Lindsey Wilson

A few months ago I joined in with a few other Chaco Ambassadors to make this ‘day in the life of a Chaconian‘ video. I took the stance of a Chaconian Mom. A little ‘me time’ a little ‘play time’ and some outdoor adventure. The stuff that makes for a great day.


New Years Resolutions From Chaco Ambassador Lindsey Wilson

Last year was rough. A hard pregnancy, a new baby, a move, a change in jobs... But we're back in business this year and excited to set some outdoor resolutions!


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.


What's a Chaconian?

You are Chaco!

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.