Name and store location:
Gerald Payfer, Denali Mohegan Sun
Favorite outdoor memory from growing up?
My favorite outdoor memory growing up was my first time on a sailboat. The moment when the engine is shut off and the wind fills the sails. Its an awe-inspiring feeling as the lines go taught and the boat surges forward under the power of the wind.
What is your spirit animal and why?
If I had to choose one It would be the wolf. Equally at home alone learning to survive and trust in its instincts but truly thrives as part of a larger family. Wolves demonstrate strong loyalties and pass wisdom and knowledge down from generation to generation.
Running a dog sled team across the Alaskan wilderness.
Piece of gear or clothing you cannot live without?
A good pair of boots. Every journey worth taking will at some point require walking. Good shoes are paramount.
What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy hiking, climbing, cycling, or simply hanging in a hammock with a good book.
Favorite local place to get outside?
Favorite local place is Bailey’s Ravine in Franklin, CT its a short simple hike but the series of cascading waterfalls running down the ravine is immensely relaxing
If there was a book written about your life what would the title be?
Pick Yourself Up and Keep Moving