Thursday Getaway: What's Your Important Place?

Earlier this month, we spent several days at Outdoor Retailer, a trade show in Salt Lake City that brings outdoor brands and non-profits together in one place for several busy, fun and friend-filled days. Outdoor Retailer can also be a great place to find out about new products, new initiatives and new partnerships; it's when many organizations and brands reveal and celebrate what's happening in their worlds. This summer, we were excited to learn of a new collaboration between one of our favorite non-profits, American Rivers, and the always outstanding kayak, SUP, rafting (and much more) brand, NRS. Through this partnership, both American Rivers and NRS hope to help "protect and sustain the rivers, creeks and canyons that matter most," as they put it on a recent blog post


This year at OR, NRS and American Rivers held a Happy Hour to celebrate their new partnership, and when some of the Klean Kanteen staff swung by, we were asked one simple question: "What's your Important Place?" or "What river means the most to you?" All of us had a river place that came to mind immediately, which also made us smile and reminisce about why this particular spot was so special to us. Take a look at just a few of our important places, above. And be sure to take a few minutes to see the myriad important places others remembered when asked the very same question, here

So, What's Your Important Place? We invite you to recall the river that means the most to you, and to consider what your important place is. Share it with us on social media or, if you can, go visit it this weekend and create more river memories you'll never forget in your important place.