Emily and Brooke love to be outside. Between the two of them, they maintain a few hobbies: cross-country and downhill skiing, mountain biking, canoe tripping, backpacking, whitewater kayaking and canoeing, rock climbing, and agate picking, just to name a few.
Together, Emily and Brooke decided to start the Great Lakes Gear Exchange because they want to try to help eliminate barriers that anyone might have to getting outside.
By offering cheaper access to gear and general knowledge on all sorts of activities, they hope everyone in our community can take advantage of what the natural world around us has to offer. (And they care about the natural world so they hope to enact some Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, principles in the process).
There is so much great gear in this town, and so many folks who deserve to use it, LET'S SPREAD THE LOVE!