I live in a small mountain town – Big Bear Lake – that seems to be producing a number of kids (and young adults) who are kicking ass in the world of sports. Pretty sure it’s the altitude and the freedom to roam forests, meadows and mountain slopes. Leading the legacy of Big Bear’s wunderkids is marathoner Ryan Hall followed by mountaineer Jordan Romero. And, lucky for me, I profiled Romero for the February 2013 issue of Backcountry magazine. A super fun assignment about a stand-up kid with dreams he’d rather call goals.