Tag: Jaywalker Alumni

Wesley Celebrates 1 Year

I first met Wesley when he got to Jaywalker last year. He had just completed La Hacienda and appeared to “have come all the way in and sat all the way down”. In his short time here in our community Wesley has sponsored numerous men, and become a very active member of our alumni community. He currently works at the Lodge as a Technician. Wesley is a great athlete and has truly taken up the Jaywalker way of life. Congrats Wesley! Peyton Ward Alumni Coordinator

Dave S Celebrates 9 years

What do you get when you take an opiate addicted marine, in 2007, and tell him life is waiting for him out in the Rocky Mountains of Western CO? You get a sober marine celebrating 9 years in 2016! Our very own Dave Santini celebrates his sobriety birthday on the 14th. He is an amazing example of selflessness, perseverance (ran a 50 mile trail race on minimal training this year by the way), and commitment to helping others in the way he was once helped himself upon his arrival to Jaywalker Lodge. Dave is my brother and I’m extremely proud and happy to say, “congrats you banana head!” Brendon Kerton, M.A. Landing Program Supervisor Jaywalker Lodge

Danny G Celebrates 3

JWL Alumnus Danny G celebrated three years on 1/14/16.  Danny has been a role model of sobriety during his time here in Carbondale.  He is active in a program of recovery and sponsors many men.  Danny is originally from New York and he enjoys skateboarding and snowboarding locally. Congratulations man!

JWL Alum Tribute

Nick addiction free tribute

As we left the valley on yet another man trip to Moab anticipation was high as expected. Jaywalker alumni John, Ben, Pat, Donnie and myself left the valley with the dirt bikes and mountain bikes strapped down to the trailer, knowing an awesome weekend lie ahead. Amongst the high energy we knew there would be something significantly more special about this trip. We were honored to have with us the ashes of our dear friend and fellow Jaywalker alum, Nick A, to spread in the beautiful Moab terrain. Nick was an incredible young man who took full advantage of all the outdoor opportunities of Jaywalker. He dominated the basketball court out back, pumped iron, shredded on a snowboard, and got real with his recovery journey at the Lodge. During our stay at Jaywalker we went on an expedition to Moab in early March ’09. We spent our time mountain biking,…

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Lake Powell 12 Step Retreat

Mens outdoor sober retreat

1…2…3… Go! Into the air I flew as I jumped from the cliff-side surrounding our cove at Lake Powell. As I surfaced from the water below, I can’t believe I had been worried at all about jumping. I found my small worries of jumping to be irrelevant, and in the end, everything turned out great. Countless other jumps from the cliffs followed. Just three days before, I had found myself in a similar situation facing the fears of leaving Jaywalker Lodge and returning to “the real world”. After being in the safety bubble of my primary rehab for a month and then ninety more days at Jaywalker, I had many fears about what obstacles would present themselves to me in my future sobriety. Would I be able to put into practice all I had learned in rehab? Would I be able to stay content with my life of sobriety? The…

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2015 Leadville 100 MTB Race

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This past Saturday August 15th was the Leadville 100 MTB race, also known as the race across the sky. It is generally regarded as the hardest Mt bike race in the country as it spans 103 miles with a low point at 9200 ft. and a high point of 12,500 ft. This year there were three Jaywalker alumni who competed in this race. Dave K raced for his 3rd time, Stephen S for his 2nd and Bob M joined them in his first attempt. The Leadville race series is notorious for being the toughest tests of endurance around. Every year in this race there are hundreds of competitors who are unable to finish. We are Jaywalker alumni however and will not be denied. Bob M finished in 10:36, Stephen S in 9:00 and Dave K finished in a blistering 7:16 good enough for 28th place out of 1437 finishers. I…

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Pushing the Limits

Gunnison - climbing adventure sober retreat

One of the unique aspects of being involved with the Jaywalker community is the opportunity to try new things and push your personal limits, both in self improvement and in a physical sense.  When Lynn told me that we were going to do a multi-pitch rock climb in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, I was both excited and terrified.  I knew that being upwards of 2000 feet above the river below would push my limits as a rock climber.  This was my first climb where we would be going this far off the ground, and I was apprehensive to say the least.  After repelling down several hundred feet into the canyon, we came to the face of the cliff we were about to climb.  The only way out of the canyon was up this face, so I had to put all my fears aside and trust Lynn and Taylor. …

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Jaywalker Lodge is Turning 10

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Please join us for a fun filled weekend Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7, to celebrate Jaywalker Lodge’s 10th Anniversary.  On Friday, June 5th, we will host a golf outing at River Valley Ranch and backyard BBQ with live music and the unveiling of the Jaywalker Recovery mural.  Saturday will feature workshops and a round-robin softball tournament.  Accommodations for out-of-town alumni will be available… We want you back! Please RSVP if you would like to attend!  To RSVP or for questions, please contact Kortney Hartman at khartman@jaywalkerlodge.com or (970) 704-9292. We look forward to seeing you.

Jaywalker Softball

Sober living Softball champs

Once again the Jaywalkers will be well represented in the world of Carbondale sports. For the third year in a row we will have two Jaywalker softball teams competing in the Tuesday night men’s softball league. Come cheer on Jaywalker 1 as they defend their championship title from last year!

JWL Alumni Events

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Upcoming Alumni events: Wednesday 4/22 – There will be alumni aftercare @4:00 followed by alumni dinner, Chef Brian is making pot roast. Saturday 4/25 – The Carbondale Tree Board is planting trees at the Bill Hanks Baseball field at North face and is looking for volunteers.  Please let me know if you would like to give back to the place where we won the softball championship last season! May 9-13 – 6th Annual Alumni Sedona mtn bike trip!  The best trip of the year, $200 gets you food, lodging, and gas for the vehicles.  Space is running out so contact Jaywalker for more information!

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