The Spirit of Adventure: Axis Adventure Day 2020

This year, we decided to change things up for our Eagle County patients. Instead of our regular hike on the Paulie’s Plunge trail, we decided to have a “Choose your own Adventure” style celebration! It was such a blast to be able to recreate safely with such a great community.

We gathered at our Eagle Clinic for breakfast, and a socially-distanced, masked-up meet-and-greet, before breaking into our adventure groups.

Everyone had the choice to hike, golf, or mountain bike.

The golf adventure, lead by Axis physical therapist Sean, was a blast over at the Eagle Ranch Golf Club. It was a beautiful day to be out on the green, with sunny skies and plenty of laughs. Congrats to Nancy, who displayed grace under pressure (or was it grace under laughter?) and won the prize for closest pin on our competition hole.

The mountain biking group headed to the ever-popular, multi-loop Haymaker Trail. A few of our advanced riders leveled-up and biked the Boneyard Trail. Epic biking makes for one epic day!

The entire group was able to explore each trail with some great company. Our patient representative Corrie lead the way, but the real star was Calvin, our youngest rider at just 6 years old! Showing us age really is just a number, Calvin completed the entire Haymaker loop with us.

We are thankful mountain biking provides natural social-distancing, because nothing is better than a good flow trail with new friends.

Our trail group was lucky to enjoy a stunning 3-mile hike to Sylvan Lake. Carl and Jo helped lead the way with Axis physical therapist Robyn, through some scenic Fall aspens. We took a few photo breaks to enjoy the stunning views, because we never take hiking in Eagle County for granted!

We love being able to play safely outdoors with our inspiring Axis community. Seeing our patients progress and return to their adventure of choice is always our ultimate goal at Axis, and boy – does it give us some warm-fuzzies to see our patients in action!

Thank you to each and every person who joined our first annual Adventure Day, and helped make it #kickaxis! We can’t wait for next year!

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