Jacob Clark found a passion for the outdoors through climbing while in school, followed by backpacking, and most recently a love of trail running. After graduating college with a degree in Chemistry, Jacob wasn't ready to settle into a lab job and pursued the outdoors. Going through UCSB's outdoor leadership program initially introduced him to guiding, and soon after graduating, he took a part-time job at REI guiding outdoors and teaching in-store classes. In addition, Jacob set climbing routes for the local rock gym in Santa Barbara, CA, while working as a blacksmith full-time. Now he lives out east near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western Virginia spending free time exploring new trails, new routes, and the colorful trees of the east with his husky/malamute pup and trail buddy Eli.
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