• REI Presents: I Am Here

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    “My parents never even thought about climbing a mountain.” Yesenia grew up living in a small farmer’s cabin in the apple orchards of Oregon’s Hood River Valley. As a child, she played sports but never knew about outdoor recreation, despite being surrounded by Mount Hood and hundreds of miles of trails. Her first pivotal outdoor experience was going to Multnomah Falls, a roadside stop outside Portland. “I didn’t know what you needed in order to do that stuff. Did you need a permit, a ticket? It wasn’t until college that I realized that all the trails and outdoors were free for all of us to use.” Watch Yesi's journey to climb Mount St. Helens and pursue her American dream.

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    Story Design + Cinematography: Michael Hanson and David Hanson, Modoc
    Editor: Mark Bashore, Plains of Yonder
    Aerial Cinematography: Andy Maser
    Colorist: George Costakis, Piñata Post
    Sound Mix: PKA Scotty Beam, Cleod9 Music
    Additional Support: The Castros Family, Trout Creek Orchard, JT Lehman, Jose Muro, Mercado Guadalajara

    At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.

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